A superconducting magnet is an electromagnet made from coils of superconducting wire. They must be cooled to cryogenic temperatures during operation. In its superconducting state the wire can conduct much larger electric currents than ordinary wire, creating intense magnetic fields. Superconducting magnets can produce greater magnetic fields than all but the strongest electromagnets and can be cheaper to operate because no energy is dissipated as heat in the windings.
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... Superconducting magnets have a number of advantages over resistive electromagnets ... They can be smaller, and the area at the center of the magnet where the field is created is empty rather than being occupied by an iron core ... Most importantly, for large magnets they can consume much less power ...
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