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How Science Unlocks Copper’s Hidden Powers

In particle accelerators, electrons are pushed to extreme energies by electromagnetic fields that oscillate inside evacuated metal cavities. Those cavities are usually made of copper.

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How Science Unlocks Copper's Hidden Powers

In particle accelerators, electrons are pushed to extreme energies by electromagnetic fields that oscillate inside evacuated metal cavities. Those cavities are usually made of copper. Even in SLAC’s most advanced accelerators, it is the strength of the copper material that...
illustration of woman scientist observing stacked copper discs