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.
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.
Tests of high-temperature superconducting REBCO tapes at 4.2 K showed resistance to cyclic loading, demonstrating that it is a promising material for designing HTS magnets of the future.
Using advanced MRI, a mechanical engineer tackles the question: "Why do you have these big fluid spaces in your head?"
The world's largest particle collider is getting even larger, and magnet labs are helping lay the foundation.
Ernesto Bosque is helping to develop a promising superconductor into tomorrow's powerful electromagnets.
Small additions of elemental Hafnium boosts current-carrying capability in Nb3Sn superconductor.
To increase the rate of particle collisions in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, new powerful magnets will soon be made from Nb3Sn superconducting wires. Here, researchers report a change to the heat-treatment temperature to optimize Nb3Sn superconducting magnet performance.
What happens when a kid with ADHD sustains a concussion? Using high-field magnets, researchers are working to find out.
A 40-T superconducting magnet would enable scientists to run their experiments longer at peak field in a more stable, homogenous magnetic field.