Latest Superconducting magnet Stories

2011-03-23 14:30:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) announced today the signing of a long-term contract with Genesis Medical Imaging, Inc., one of the United States' largest independent MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) service providers based in Huntley, Illinois. Under the agreement, Air Products will supply its KeepCOLD® Cryogenic Services product offering for approximately 150 magnets currently installed by Genesis for MRI scans at medical...

2010-03-31 08:04:48

Award-winning materials expert and UH grad returns with SuperPower, Inc Although the U.S. electric power industry is one of the greatest engineering marvels of the 20th century, aging technology and an increase in demand create problems for the electricity infrastructure that need to be fixed. Venkat Selvamanickam, director of the Applied Research Hub and the M.D. Anderson chair professor of the department of mechanical engineering, University of Houston, is developing a technology with high...

2010-02-24 09:02:13

Brown University physicist Vesna Mitrovic and colleagues at Brown and in France have discovered magnetic waves that fluctuate when exposed to certain conditions in a superconducting material. The discovery may help scientists understand more fully the relationship between magnetism and superconductivity at the quantum level. Results are published in Physical Review Letters. At the quantum level, the forces of magnetism and superconductivity exist in an uneasy relationship. Superconducting...

2009-10-17 07:50:00

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment is now more frigid than deep space, making it one of the coldest locations in the Universe, BBC News reported. Recent adjustments in all eight sectors of the LHC have dropped the operating temperature to 1.9 kelvin (-271C; -456F). Liquid helium maintains the intense cold in nearly 17-mile long magnets that bend particle beams around the LHC.  The magnets are positioned end-to-end in a circular tunnel overlapping the Franco-Swiss border. The...

2008-09-29 08:25:00

Scientists say they were more surprised by the overwhelming success of the world's largest atom smasher on its opening day than by the troubles it later developed. A magnet connection problem will delay the start of experiments for half a year, due to a needed repair to the $3.8 billion accelerator. Physicists who waited two decades to use the new equipment will now have to wait three more weeks for the damaged section to be warmed up to room temperature. Yet such glitches are not uncommon...

2008-09-20 12:15:00

The world's largest physics experiment will be delayed for two months after the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experienced a meltdown due to a defective connection between two magnets, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern) laboratory acknowledged. The mishap sent temperatures soaring by 100C degrees in a section of the 17-mile underground circuit near the Swiss-French border. The setback came only one day after the LHC's beam was restored by the replacement of a faulty...

2008-08-07 00:00:30

ONE of the world's most powerful magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners will start up this month at the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg, Germany. The heart of the machine is a 32-tonne superconducting magnet, which was set up recently in a building intended for this purpose after its shipment from Oxford in the UK. At the moment, the machine is being completed with additional components, including a helium cooling system that lowers the temperature of the electromagnet to...

2005-03-07 18:39:49

GENEVA (AP) -- Installation of the world's largest particle physics collider began Monday with the lowering of a massive, superconducting magnet into the circular tunnel housing the new research facility that will draw scientists from all over the world, a spokeswoman said. The 17-mile tunnel, housing the pipe-like accelerator, is big enough for a subway train and is located 150 to 500 feet under the Swiss-French border. The aim of the project is to make the particles - in this case protons...

2004-12-14 07:55:00

It's the year 2027 and NASA's Vision for Space Exploration is progressing right on schedule. The first interplanetary spacecraft with humans aboard is on course for Mars. However, halfway into the trip, a gigantic solar flare erupts, spewing lethal radioactive protons directly at the spacecraft. But, not to worry. Astrobiology Magazine -- New research has recently begun to examine the use of superconducting magnet technology to protect astronauts from radiation during long-duration...

Latest Superconducting magnet Reference Libraries

2010-09-23 20:39:09

An electromagnet, a magnet whose magnetic field is produced by the flow of electric current, works until the electric current ceases. The magnetic field in a simple electromagnet is created by a wire passing through it with an electric current. The strength of the magnet depends on the amount of current. By making the wire into a coil the magnetic field is concentrated. A straight tube coil is a solenoid. A stronger magnetic field can be produced by putting a ferromagnetic material, such as...

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Word of the Day
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.