The maxi magnet leaves ASG, La Spezia for Russian research center
During the night, a maxi magnet of 80 tons, plus 30 tons of protective structure, similar to the one already produced by the company for CERN used, among other things, for the discovery of the Hiiggs boson (2012), left ASG Superconductors of Spezia for the Russian Institute for Nuclear Research Jinr in Dubna, in the Moscow district. This new maxi magnet was conceived, designed and produced to be used as a 'detector' in the Dubna research center, after the order acquired by the Malacalza family company in 2016. Production began in 2017 and ended this year, with the test phase, thanks to the continuous activity of the plant even during the Covid-19 era. The maxi magnet, in detail 'Multi Purpose Detector Magnet' (MPD), is a single solenoid 8 meters long with a diameter of over 5.8 meters, and is one of the largest magnets produced by Asg in the La Spezia plant, where among others, the magnets for nuclear fusion of the Iter project are also in production.