Let’s take a journey to the heart of the #detectors and their unique superconducting magnets.
As early as the 1960s, physicists saw the potential benefits of using #superconducting magnets in their detectors used to analyse collisions, as they can produce stronger #magnetic fields than resistive electromagnets.
A magnetic field is essential for identifying the #particles emerging from collisions: it curves their trajectory allowing physicists to calculate their momentum and to establish whether they have a positive or negative charge. The stronger the field and the larger the volume on which it acts, the higher the resolution of the detector.
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