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The newly developed permanent magnet has the same colour as its properties – green. Shown here is the magnet that has now been mounted on the ASTRID2 particle accelerator, beside one of the electromagnets used on the ring. (Photo: Rasmus Rørbæk, Aarhus University)

2013.12.11 | Department of Physics, Department of Engineering

Green magnets in ASTRID2

Researchers collaborated with companies to develop permanent magnets that can replace the energy-intensive electromagnets currently used in accelerators for research using X-rays and for dating archaeological samples. The ASTRID2 accelerator at the Department of Physics and Astronomy recently had one of its energy-guzzling electromagnets replaced…