Magnet at national lab generates largest magnetic pulse

Oct. 6, 2011
Magnet at national lab generates largest magnetic pulse

Los Alamos National Laboratory

It might not look like much, but the electromagnet at the Pulsed Field Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory set a record when it generated a 97.4-tesla field without destroying itself in the process. (High-powered magnets routinely rip themselves apart due to the large forces they create.) For comparison, the magnetic field of the Earth is about 0.0004 T, the field of a junkyard magnet measures 1 T, and magnets in MRI machines generate 3 T.

The Los Alamos magnet will let researchers from around the world explore the properties and quantum nature of materials.

© 2011 Penton Media, Inc.

Sponsored Recommendations

How BASF turns data into savings

May 7, 2024
BASF continuously monitors the health of 63 substation assets — with Schneider’s Service Bureau and EcoStruxure™ Asset Advisor. ►Learn More: https://www.schn...

Agile design thinking: A key to operation-level digital transformation acceleration

May 7, 2024
Digital transformation, aided by agile design thinking, can reduce obstacles to change. Learn about 3 steps that can guide success.

Can new digital medium voltage circuit breakers help facilities reduce their carbon footprint?

May 7, 2024
Find out how facility managers can easily monitor energy usage to create a sustainable, decarbonized environment using digital MV circuit breakers.

The Digital Thread: End-to-End Data-Driven Manufacturing

May 1, 2024
Creating a Digital Thread by harnessing end-to-end manufacturing data is providing unprecedented opportunities to create efficiencies in the world of manufacturing.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Machine Design, create an account today!