Fermilab scientist Tengming Shen and his collaborators have discovered how to make better superconducting wires for magnets.

The birth of a very-high-field superconductor

February 5, 2013 by Kurt Riesselmann

The strong magnetic fields of an MRI scanner or a particle accelerator are generated efficiently by electromagnets that have superconducting wire in their coils. A group of scientists has discovered how to make better wires using a promising material known as Bi-2212. With this discovery comes the possibility of creating magnetic fields in excess of 30 Tesla, three to four times higher than those generated by present accelerator magnet technology.

Read more: The birth of a very-high-field superconductor — phys.org.

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