So Maillard flew to Florida, where the world’s strongest ICR magnet is housed at the National MagLab. Thanks to its 21-tesla field, it could weigh molecules up to 1,200 daltons, more than doubling the number of molecular species
Maillard could see. Also, because
of the instrument’s higher
Maillard learned that some molecules that the 12-T magnet had identified were actually several different kinds
of molecules that had been inaccurately represented by one peak.
These details gave Maillard fresh insight into the chemical diversity surrounding Titan.