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 absolute 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).
|Highest field for a continuous field magnet (Guinness World Record)||45 tesla|
|Highest field for a superconducting magnet||27 tesla|
|Highest field for a controlled waveform (100-ms) magnet||100.75 tesla|
|Highest field for a long-pulse (100-ms) magnet||60 tesla|
|Highest field for a split magnet||25 tesla|
|Highest central field for a superconducting coil in a background magnet||42.5 tesla|
|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 field magnet for nuclear magnetic resonance||36 tesla Series Connected Hybrid magnet|
|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)|
|Lowest temperature for studies of electron systems in an applied field B, achieved at the lab's High B/T Facility||0.004 Kelvin|
|Highest trapped magnetic field||17.6 teslas|