China has launched the world’s most powerful magnet for scientific research. It is located in a laboratory in the southeastern city of Hefei, writes the South China Morning Post.
The device itself, which generates phenomenal forces, is compared to a coin with a diameter of 33 mm. At the same time, employees of the High Magnetic Field Laboratory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CHMFL) claim that it can create a stable magnetic field with a strength of up to 45.22 Tesla.
For comparison: an ordinary souvenir magnet on your refrigerator creates a field with an induction of 5 millitesla (that is, 0.005 Tesla), and the Earth’s magnetic field, depending on latitude and other conditions, has an induction of 0.00003 – 0.00005 Tesla.
“The Hefei facility produces the most powerful sustainable magnetic field that can support scientific research worldwide,” the lab said in a statement.
Previously, the installation launched in 1999 at the US National High Magnetic Field Laboratory was considered the most powerful device. She, located in the US state of Florida, is capable of generating a magnetic field with a force of 45 Tesla.