One of the 1,321 electromagnets that will be assembled into the new electron storage ring for the upgrade of the Advanced Photon Source at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory. These magnets are about the size of a dorm room refrigerator but weigh as much as an SUV and when assembled, their magnetic fields will be aligned to within half the width of a human hair.
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