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What application do you see super fluids having in our future industries?

What application do you see super fluids having in our future industries?
Andy Palmer from Greater London (Age 25-34)


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  1. CERN, the European Centre for Nuclear Physics, and the world’s largest particle physics centre, is preparing its most powerful machine yet called the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to investigate new properties of matter. Using the LHC, it may be possible to create the particle which is believed to give all other particles their mass, the Higgs Boson.

    The LHC magnets are superconducting because the alloys in the coils for the electromagnets become superconducting and electricity circulates with without resistance. The secondary outer coolant is liquid nitrogen and the inner coolant is liquid helium. In a normal superconductor the liquid helium has to be pumped around to keep the temperature low. In the LHC magnets the temperature is so low that the liquid helium becomes a superfluid and no pumping is required as the liquid helium has no internal friction at that temperature and freely circulates and cools the magnets.

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