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ArrowMagLab World Records (or: Boebinger's Believe it or Not!)

Always pushing the scientific envelope, the Magnet Lab holds numerous records for high magnetic fields and other key measures of the power and utility of the instruments at our facility. Most of the records we have established since the lab opened have been short-lived, as we are constantly surpassing them. As you can see in the table below, where some of our current records are featured, there's a very good reason why hundreds of researchers a year travel to our unique lab to use these awesome tools. For technical details on these records, click on the blue links in the table.

First, a few quick definitions:

  • Dalton: Unit of molecular mass. A hydrogen atom weighs about 1 Dalton (Da)
  • Kelvin: A temperature scale used by scientists. Zero Kelvin (0 K) is known as absolure zero, and is the equivalent of -273 degrees Celsius and -460 degrees Fahrenheit. Absolute zero is as cold as cold can get.
  • Tesla: Measure of magnetic field strength. The Earth's magnetic field is one twenty thousandth (.00005) of a tesla (T).

MagLab World Records

Highest magnetic field for a continuous field magnet (Guinness World Record) 45 tesla
Highest non-destructive magnetic field 100.75 tesla
Highest field for a long-pulse magnet 60 tesla
Highest field for a split magnet 25 tesla
Highest field strength and current density for any superconducting magnet 35.4 tesla /
196 amps
Highest field superconducting magnet for FT-ICR mass spectrometry 21 tesla
Highest field neutron scattering magnet (built by MagLab for Helmoltz Centre Berlin) 26 tesla
Highest homogeneity of any resistive magnet 25 tesla Keck magnet
World's largest bore size for a 900 MHz NMR magnet 105 mm (about
4 inches)
Highest mass sensitivity of any probe at any frequency 600 MHz, triple- resonance probe
Smallest resolved mass difference between two molecules (achieved with our 9.4 tesla FT-ICR instrument) 0.000452 Dalton
Highest observed nuclear resonance Larmor frequency 1.9 GHz Proton
NMR at 44.7 tesla
Highest frequency spectrometer for pulsed Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) 336 GHz / 12 tesla
Highest field for an MRI study of a living animal 21.1 tesla
(900 MHz)
Highest B/T (magnetic field / temperature) ratio for studies of electron systems in an applied field B, achieved at the lab's High B/T Facility 16.5 tesla /0.004 Kelvin


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