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Q & A: MRI and Maglev

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Most recent answer: 07/12/2008
Q:
other than both using a sense of superconductivity, what does MRI share in common with Maglev trains
- peter adams
Sydney, NSW, Australia
A:
The thing they have in common is that both use strong magnetic fields. The magnetic fields required for both of these applications may be obtained from currents in copper wires or, more efficiently, by currents in superconducting coils. 
Take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maglev_train and
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Nuclear_magnetic_resonance_imaging for more details.

LeeH

(published on 07/12/2008)

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