Los Alamos Magnet Leads the Field

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Science  28 Aug 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5381, pp. 1262-1264
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5381.1262b

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It shrieks like Godzilla, harnesses the power of 80 diesel locomotives, exerts a force strong enough to crumple the strongest reinforced steel beams, and now it's open for business. Today, officials at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico are scheduled to cut the ribbon on a new magnet capable of generating fields of 60 tesla, about 1 million times stronger than the Earth's own magnetic field.