Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Project 365: Day 326

No that I've shown you what the little guys look like, here is what one of our bigger guys looks like:
This is a 600MHz magnet with lots and lots of accessories (sample changer, cryogenically cooled probes....) and a system like this would cost over $1,000,000.  This type of system is typically used by biochemists who are studying proteins.  You can see that the magnet is much bigger than the 300MHz magnet. This is because the more turns you have in a coil, the more current it can hold, so if you want a stronger magnet, you need a bigger coil. (Also, the material in the wires is different as well, bigger the magnets require wire that can hold more current than the smaller magnets).

Cool stuff, huh? ok, well I think it is!

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