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The largest and highest-powered magnet lab in the world.

Distinguished physicist Kathleen Amm named director of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

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Superconducting Magnet Milestone

New work improves mechanical reinforcement and overall operation of a Bi-2212 magnet, representing significant progress toward the design of future 28T+ NMR tools.

Mass spectrum of the initial sample extracted in methanol, with mass-scale zoom inset at m/z 536.

Molecules of Life

Investigating chemical reactions of photochemical hazes and water vapor, researchers better understand the evolution of biological molecules in exoplanet atmospheres.

Graduate students Sophie Jermyn (l) and Mary Jean Savitsky (r) working in professor Jamel Ali’s lab at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

Shattering STEM Stereotypes

A MagLab research group blazes a trail for women in science.

1 Lab. 3 Sites.
7 User Facilities.

1 NSF Funded User Program.

With funding from the National Science Foundation and State of Florida, the National MagLab is comprised of more than 500,000 square feet at Florida State University, the University of Florida and Los Alamos National Lab and hosts researchers from thousands of universities, labs and businesses from around the globe who use our world-unique high field magnets and instrumentation to answer pressing science questions.

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What Makes the MagLab

Research

Discoveries in high magnetic fields yield peer-reviewed publications, patents, and improvements to our world across many disciplines.

High Magnetic Fields Lead to Big Discoveries

Our research answers fundamental questions on materials and new technology, energy, health, and the environment, helping to create a brighter future.

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User Program

Seeking the most powerful magnetic fields on Earth, scientists and engineers from across the world come to the MagLab to use our magnets free of charge.

25,000+

scientists have become MagLab users

20%

of users each year are new

98%

of users are satisfied with the assistance provided by MagLab technical staff

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Find your Facility

See the seven user facilities and find the one that fits your research needs

Magnet Development

The MagLab works to develop powerful magnet technology and the strongest superconducting magnets in the world.

The Split-Helix Magnet

Watch how we made this engineering marvel.

Magnet Making

Behind-the-Scenes: Magnet Making at the MagLab in 360 degrees

Current Magnet Projects

What are the upcoming magnets in development now at the MagLab

Outreach

116,000+

people have visited during MagLab Open House

3,500+

presentations have been given by MagLab scientists

2,000+

students have been part of a MagLab camp or research experience

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Magnet Academy

Explore the wide world of electricity and magnetism

Visit the MagLab

Come see the world’s largest magnet lab for yourself!

Safety

Safety is a core value at the MagLab. The lab has a comprehensive set of programs designed to ensure the safest possible conditions for faculty, staff, users, and visitors.

The MagLab uses Integrated Safety Management (ISM) as a process to ensure safe, quality work. Training on applying this process to lab tasks is required for all staff, faculty and users, as well as for long-term visitors.

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User Safety

Users must complete safety training before working. While working at the MagLab, users have support from a user support scientist, technicians, and the safety department to ensure both their technical and safety needs are met.

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Safety Support

Staff, users, or visitors can access the MagLab Safety Team 24/7 at 855-SAFEMAG or safety@magnet.fsu.edu or use the Near Miss System to report a safety concern, no matter how small. Specialized online safety training for staff and users is also available.

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