Wed­nes­day World-class high field mag­net de­vel­oped

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Chi­nese sci­en­tists an­nounced they have cre­ated a world­class steady-state mag­netic field, whose in­ten­sity reached 400,000 gauss, or 40 tesla, sec­ond only to that of the United States.

Af­ter eight years of re­search, the Chi­nese Acad­emy of Sciences’ He­fei In­sti­tute of Phys­i­cal Sci­ence built the hy­brid mag­net, com­posed of a 30-tesla mag­net nested in a 10-tesla su­per­con­duct­ing mag­net.

De­vel­oped by the in­sti­tute’s mag­net sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy cen­ter in He­fei, cap­i­tal of East China’s An­hui prov­ince, the de­vice gen­er­ated a 40-tesla steady-state mag­netic field on Sunday.

It is a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone for China's high field mag­net tech­nol­ogy, said the in­sti­tute.

Cur­rently, a US steady-state mag­net de­vice can gen­er­ate a 45 tesla field, the world’s strong­est. (Photo 3)

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