Catalyst magazine feature

An article I co-authored on superconductivity has been featured in Catalyst magazine, a magazine about scientific research aimed at secondary school pupils and teachers.

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The full article can be downloaded here:
CATALYST ARTICLE – SUPERCONDUCTIVITY

And yes it does feature an embarrassing photo in which I’m wiring up a superconducting magnet…

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4 thoughts on “Catalyst magazine feature

  1. Geordie says:

    That’s a great piece… good job. Never seen one of the LHC magnets before. Big. Also that magnet wiring picture is HOT.

  2. physicsandcake says:

    awww thank you 😀

  3. rrtucci says:

    Good Job!
    One question: how can that be the world’s most powerful magnet? Looks like something a farmer built in his barn.

  4. physicsandcake says:

    Good question…. I was hoping no-one would notice that part 😉 I didn’t supply that photograph (as the copyright on it suggests). I think what it should say is:

    “The world’s most powerful electromagnets are made of the superconducting ceramic known as YBCO. Even the small example shown here is able to generate up to 5 (or whatever) Tesla of field”

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