ATLAS Magnet Model

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The ATLAS detector, the largest particle detector at the LHC, is one the most complex machines ever built. However, due to its complexity, explaining the ATLAS detector at a high-school level can be challenging. Below, we show how to use 3D printers (or straws & cardboard) to build a model of the toroidal ATLAS magnet system. We also suggest learning activities for the physics classroom.


Model for 3D printing: Build your own functional model of the ATLAS toroidal magnet system

Model with straws: Build a model of the toroidal ATLAS magnet system with everyday material

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