A Los Alamos National Laboratory team used a100-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 to set a world record March 22, 2012

There are higher magnetic fields produced elsewhere, but the magnets that create such fields blow themselves to bits in the process. The system at Los Alamos is instead designed to work nondestructively, in the intense 100-tesla realm, on a regular basis. 

The Los Alamos facility is one of three campuses forming the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL).

Photo by Robb Kramer.

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