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Scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory campus of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have successfully produced the world's first 100 Tesla non-destructive magnetic field. The achievement was decades in the making, involving a diverse team of scientists and engineers. The 100 Tesla mark was reached at approximately 3:30 p.m. on March 22, 2012.
Mielke said that since the team's latest foray into magnetic fields above 90 tesla, they've demonstrated that they can measure:
Upper critical fields of superconductors -- radio frequency contactless conductivity
Quantum magnetic transitions -- magnetic susceptibility
Electrical resistivity -- magnetotransport
Optical spectroscopy -- visible light transmission
Crystallographic length change -- fiber-optic dilatometry
"Now, at 100 tesla, we can focusing our efforts to get multiple user experiments completed in single magnet runs on the big magnets since they are so oversubscribed. More than a dozen people are working together to make this happen here at the Laboratory," said Mielke.
The ability to create pulses of extremely high magnetic fields nondestructively provides researchers with an unprecedented tool for studying a range of scientific questions: from how materials behave under the influence of very high magnetic fields, to research into the quantum behavior of phase transitions in solids.
Researchers can explore extremes of low temperature and high magnetic field, which will contribute to our understanding of superconductivity, magnetic-field-induced phase transitions, and so-called quantum critical points, in which small changes in materials properties at very low temperature have dramatic effects on physical behavior. The magnet could also be used as a nanoscale microscope.
Originally posted by MeesterB
Seeing as how this thing just recently fired up, I don't think so. Would it be able to make sound before it's built?