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Trainee develops Ominimagnet

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Trainee develops Ominimagnet

IGERT Trainee Andrew Petruska has developed an omnidirectional electromagnet (Omnimagnet) that can generate a dipole-like magnetic field, with direction and strength controlled in software, without any moving parts. An Omnimagnet can be used as a magnetic manipulation source, either alone or as a module with other Omnimagnets, or can be used as a localization source. The project combines Andrew’s background in physics with Jake Abbott’s background in magnetic manipulation.