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Superconducting Magnet

A superconducting magnet is a magnet whose coils are made from superconducting material. Superconducting magnets reach much higher magnetic fields than conventional iron/copper magnets at a much lower electrical power cost. They must be cooled to 4K, which is achieved by a continual flow of liquid helium through the magnets.

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