Scientists Set a New Record For The World’s Strongest Resistive Magnet

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The pulling power of the world’s strongest resistive magnet now stands at 41.4 teslas, thanks to the efforts of scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (or MagLab), part of Florida State University.

Taking two-and-a-half years and $3.5 million in funding to build, the magnet smashed the previous record of 38.5 teslas earlier this week.

And the new high watermark in magnetic strength is about more than just bragging rights: these super-powerful magnets help researchers in the fields of medical research, chemical reactions, and even quantum computing.

The record-breaker is codenamed Project 11, after the “turn it up to 11” phrase from the film This Is Spinal Tap – it means going beyond the usual limit of 10 to something beyond.

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This article and images were originally posted on [ScienceAlert] August 26, 2017 at 12:56AM

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