Magnetic Field Researchers Target Hundred-Tesla Goal
Researchers have met the challenge of producing magnetic fields in excess of 100 tesla while conducting six different experiments. The hundred-tesla level is roughly equivalent to 2 million times Earth’s magnetic field. The team of scientists used the 100-tesla pulsed, multi-shot magnet, a combination of seven coils sets weighing nearly 18,000 pounds and powered by a massive 1,200-megajoule motor generator. Usually magnets that create such fields blow themselves to bits in the process however the system worked on at the Los Alamos National Laboratory is able to work nondestructively, in the intense 100-tesla realm, on a regular basis.
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