India’s BARC developing world’s largest magnet

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre which is India’s state-owned research establishment has claimed to be developing the world’s largest magnet, weighing 50,000 tons. It would be bigger than the one at the Compact Muon Solenoid detector at CERN in Geneva.

Why is it being developed?

It will play a significant role in the India-based Neutrino Observatory coming up 4,300 feet below a cave in a mountain in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

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