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On Thursday, May 4, a giant magnet weighing 130 metric tons left the assembly plants in Belfort on its journey to the NeuroSpin research facility at the CEA's Paris-Saclay Center (Essonne). The cutting-edge magnet, which will generate a magnetic field of 11.7 tesla, is the core component of the most powerful MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scanner in the world to be used for human brain imaging. To make such a powerful magnet, CEA research engineers had to design an instrument larger than any other. Before it can be placed under the structure awaiting it at NeuroSpin, this magnet will travel several hundred kilometers, by road, sea and inland waterways. It arrived in Saclay on May 18 2017.
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.