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Magnet Engineers Debut Record Split-Field Design
Magnet Engineers Debut Record Split-Field Design

THIS BREAKTHROUGH DESIGN in what are called "split-field" magnets is a new product of engineers at the National High Magnetic Field headquarters at Innovation Park in Tallahassee. Made from a mix of metal alloys that include beryllium, copper and silver, the device-which features four ports around its perimeter-will allow scientists to introduce experiments directly into magnetic fields from the side, instead of conventionally from the bottom or top of a magnet's core. Called the Split Florida Helix, the design will become the heart of a new magnet set to debut in 2010 that is projected to be the world's most powerful split-field magnet. For more details, visit www.magnet.fsu.edu/magnettechnology/research/magnetprojects/