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"Snake" Magnet | by Brookhaven National Laboratory
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"Snake" Magnet

Staff from the Laboratory's Superconducting Magnet Division examine a snake magnet used at the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron. Snake magnets are used to flip the spin of the protons as they travel around an accelerator to eliminate depolarization, called “resonances,” which occur during acceleration.

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Taken on January 28, 2004