Dwight Rickel and Mike Pacheco inside the NHMFL’s Single-turn magnet chamber. The magnet is capable of producing a field in excess of 300 tesla and is proven to leave the sample probe intact in fields up to 240 tesla.

They were born on planet Earth, but Mike Pacheco and Dwight Rickel can unleash Earth-shaking forces at will. The source of their amazing superpowers is the massive electromagnets at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory’s Los Alamos Pulsed Field Facility. The electromagnets are as much as 6 million times stronger than the planet’s natural magnetism.

To harness such crushing forces, Pacheco and Rickel, who have worked together on record-breaking electromagnets for 16 years, rely on their highly developed powers of trust, collaboration, and cooperation.

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