Space, Physics, and Math

What are superconducting magnets?

Superconducting magnets began as a “laboratory curiosity.” Half-a-century later, they are indispensable for modern science

January 8, 2019
The conductor of the central solenoid of ITER is wrapped in insulation during fabrication.
Superconducting magnets provide the power behind devices that fuel cutting-edge discoveries in science and health, from MRI machines to particle accelerators [Credit: Wikimedia commons]

Take a look into the past, present, and future of this powerful technology!

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