Synonymous with the word "cyclotron," magnet, usually large magnet , comes right to mind. Our case is no exception! Here are the impressive specs:
Height: 36 inches (91cm)
Width:42 inches (106.5cm)
Depth:12 inches (30cm)
Pole Diameter:12 inches (30cm)
Yoke Cross Section: 72sq.inches (450sq.cm.) per yoke (double that for total circuit area)
Total Weight: 4600 pounds
Each coil: 800 pounds
Iron: 3000 pounds
Power Consumption (max. operating conditions): 4kW (80 V at 50 A)
Cooling Requirements: Water flow approx 2 GPM
The 12 inch magnet came from another cyclotron lab, where it's roll was not as the "cyclotron magnet" but as the first analyzing magnet of the extracted beam from the cyclotron. Our little 12-inch magnet was dwarfed by the awesome 290-ton 60-inch 16MeV Cyclotron. This is a story almost of fable proportions, as the little magnet, identical in shape, just 25 times smaller than the enormous cyclotron magnet, finally achieves the rank of "Cyclotron Magnet" 50 years later.
The 12 inch magnet was loaded onto a specially made palette, loaded onto a Ryder rental truck and driven to Rutgers. The restoration is photographically documented in the 12inch Photo Album.