Bitter magnet

Bitter magnet

[¦bid·ər ¦mag·nət]
(electromagnetism)
A normal-conductor air-cored magnet consisting of stacked circular copper plates with a number of holes through which cooling water passes.
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In the past, Dresselhaus also has directed MIT's Center for Materials Science and Engineering and was affiliated with the Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory, giving her in-depth experience with fusion materials and magnet technologies.
A superconductor acts as a perfect diamagnet and excludes an applied magnetic field, says Simon Foner, former associate director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory.