Superconducting Magnets
To create very strong magnetic fields, scientists use superconducting wire that conducts electricity without resistance when cooled to extremely low temperatures. This 20-foot-long cylinder contains a superconducting magnet coil, outfitted with cooling pipes for liquid helium. Technicians will build 16 additional magnet systems for shipment to a new accelerator in Geneva, Switzerland.

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last modified 1/8/2002