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RAMBO, a small but powerful magnet
January 6, 2014
Rice University has pioneered a tabletop magnetic pulse generator that allows researchers to collect real-time, high-resolution data in a system that couples high-magnetic fields and low temperature with direct optical access to the magnet's core.
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