The LHC @ home: How to build an electromagnet

At the LHC, the main experiment at CERN, protons and other charged particles generated during collisions are deflected using powerful electromagnets. These magnets can yield enormous B fields of several Tesla. For comparison, Earth's magnetic field has a strenght of ~10^-4 T, a "natural" unit which is called Gauss after the guy who measured it … Continue reading The LHC @ home: How to build an electromagnet