6/17/2013

Scientists will embark on a month-long land and sea journey Saturday to move a 50-foot wide, 15-ton electromagnet from New York to the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois. The electromagnet was built in the 1990s at a lab on Long Island, but is no longer needed there and will be used by Fermi to conduct a particle physics study on subatomic particles called muons. The journey will require a specially designed truck and barge to transport the magnetic ring.

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