Hey, would you sacrifice your equipment just so you can break the record on the strongest magnetic field created in a lab? These people would.
Speaking with IEEE Spectrum, lead researcher Shojiro Takeyama
explained that his team was hoping to achieve a magnetic field that
reached 700 Tesla (the unit of measurement for gauging the strength of a
magnetic field). At that level, the generator would likely self
destruct, but when pushed to its limits the machine actually achieved a
strength of 1,200 Tesla.
To put that in perspective, an MRI machine — which is the most intense
indoor magnetic field most people would ever encounter — comes in at
just three Tesla. Needless to say, the researchers’ machine didn’t
survive the test, but it did land them in the record books.
Honestly, I don't think I can get away with doing that!