Superconductors and outer space


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What would happen to cosmic rays if you put superconductor material on the hull of a spacecraft? Would the flux trapping effect trap the cosmic rays? Could the superconductor protect the spacecraft from cosmic rays?

Could it be possible to create a superconductor magnet that can produce a magnetic field strong enough to protect a spacecraft from cosmic rays?
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iirc: in principle - all of the above.
The trick is getting enough superconductor.

It's not hard to find articles on the subject.
i.e. http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/~d7...rch/Shielding/


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