Foner, Simon Formerly, Francis Bitter National Magnet Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Theory and design
- Materials for magnets
- Normal-conductor air-cored magnets
- Superconductor air-cored magnets
- Hybrid air-cored magnets
- Additional Readings
An object or device that produces a magnetic field. Magnets are essential for the generation of electric power and are used in motors, generators, labor-saving electromechanical devices, information storage, recording, and numerous specialized applications, for example, seals of refrigerator doors. The magnetic fields produced by magnets apply a force at a distance on other magnets, charged particles, electric currents, and magnetic materials. See also: Generator; Magnetic recording; Motor
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