Electromagnetic particle ring passes through Kentucky Lock on circuitous journey
This is U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District lock operator Dallas Barfields’ camera view as motor vessel “Miss Katie” and its tow with the 50-foot electromagnetic particle ring Muon g-2 exit Kentucky Lock en route to Chicago. The Muon-2 is a very powerful electromagnetic ring capable of carrying 5,200 amps of current and it creates a very strong magnetic field that allows storing a special particle called a muon. For more information on the Muon g-2, and how the Nashville District contributed to its journey, see http://www.npr.org/2013/07/02/197719271/15-ton-particle-ring-travels-to-chicago-by-land-and-by-sea>.

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Photo by: Fred Tucker |  VIRIN: 130716-A-HL948-005.JPG