Hadron collider substance used

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Q.) what substance is used for the hadron collider, the metal? I presume a metal compound of some sort but was wondering which and would it have to withstand high temperatures or are the electromagnets used kept at low temperatures due to better effieciency?
 

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What do you mean by "the hadron collider"? The LHC is built out of many different materials.
 
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Apologies, I was referring to the electromagnets used
 
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Apologies, I was referring to the electromagnets used
They use superconducting magnets that are kept at about 4-5 kelvin.
 
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That's way too warm. 1.9K is closer.

Superconducting magnets, like most complex machines, are made up of many things. The superconducting cable itself is made up of niobium-titanium alloy.
 
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That's way too warm. 1.9K is closer.

Superconducting magnets, like most complex machines, are made up of many things. The superconducting cable itself is made up of niobium-titanium alloy.
My mistake. I knew it was close to 0k though. That'll cause some shrinkage...
 

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