The Short Model Coil (SMC) programme tests new magnet technologies with magnets about 30 centimetres long. The technology developed in the SMC will eventually help engineers build more powerful magnets for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and future accelerators.
Currently, the LHC uses niobium-titanium superconducting magnets to both bend and focus proton beams as they race around the LHC. But these magnets are not powerful enough to support stronger focusing and higher energies. So engineers are looking into a new superconducting material, niobium tin.
If a black hole did open up at CERN, the stuff sci fi and spooky doom pron folk love, it would only last for the briefest time imaginable and so would endanger nothing.
Just my opinion though as I'm not a scientist. Still most people don't get up in the morning and say "Hey, let's make a black hole, it should only last a few micro-seconds."
There it is, a new CERN record for a test magnet of 13.5 tesla.
The present world record for niobium-tin magnets in dipole configuration is 16.1 tesla, held by an American research group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The most recent CERN-built SMC, using a cable with a geometry very close to that of the 11 tesla dipoles presently under development, reached 13.5 tesla. "We still have a long way to go," says Perez. "But the SMC project is a first and encouraging step in the right direction."
Take our solar system for an example!! Seems big to us, But it really isnt? compared to the universe.
And then compare our universe to WHAT may be out there.
We could be destroying Universes. in turn causing our own destruction.
I Don't know Just seems That it could be bad You Never know.
I have no idea what it means
The tesla (symbol T) is the SI derived unit of magnetic field strength or magnetic flux density, commonly denoted as B. One tesla is equal to one weber per square metre, and it was defined in 1960 in honour of Nikola Tesla. The strongest fields encountered from permanent magnets are from Halbach spheres which can be over 4.5 T.
The unit was announced during the Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures in 1960.
The weber may be defined in terms of Faraday's law, which relates a changing magnetic flux through a loop to the electric field around the loop. A change in flux of one weber per second will induce an electromotive force of one volt (produce an electric potential difference of one volt across two open-circuited terminals).
A single volt is defined as the difference in electric potential across a wire when an electric current of one ampere dissipates one watt of power.
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How it's worded it says it's a record for CERN, not a world record. And like I said, I have no idea what it means or what a Tesla is. It just sounded like something which people here would like, and I'd like to learn more about.