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Smart Superconducting Technique
Researchers developed a new way to quickly measure how much current a superconductor can carry using very high pulsed magnetic fields.
Researchers find magnetic field-induced ring current in "nonmagnetic" organic material.
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Smart Non-Linear Transport Technique Expands the Frontier of Superconductor Research
28 July 2020
Superconductors conduct large amounts of electricity without losses. They are also used to create very large magnetic fields, for example in MRI machines, to study materials and medicine. Here, researchers developed a fast, new "smart" technique to measure how much current a superconductor can carry using very high pulsed magnetic fields.
Inducing Magnetic Ring Currents in Non-Magnetic Aromatic Molecules
28 July 2020
Magnetic induction is used in technology to convert an applied magnetic field into an electric current and vice versa. Nature also makes extensive use of this principle at the atomic and molecular level giving scientists a window to observe material properties. Using the 25 T Split-Helix magnet, researchers observed changes in the optical properties of organic materials due to currents induced by applied magnetic fields flowing in molecular rings, evidence that could increase the list of materials that could be used in future magnetic technologies.
Integrated Coil Form Technology for Ultra High Magnetic Fields
23 June 2020
Tests of the first Integrated Coil Form test coil wound using REBCO superconducting tape show promise for use in ultra powerful magnets of the future.
Inducing Magnetic Ring Currents in Non-Magnetic Aromatic Molecules: A Finding From the 25 T Split-Florida Helix , B. Kudisch, et al., Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, 117 (21), 11289-11298 (2020) See Science Highlight or Read online
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