About the MagLab

Our World Records

The MagLab holds numerous world records for high magnetic field and other key measures.

45 tesla hybrid magnet

Meet the Magnets

We'd like to introduce you to some of the amazing magnets that make the lab so unique and important.

900 MHz NMR-MRI magnet.

A Global Resource

More than 1,000 scientists a year from around the world do research at the MagLab. Find out who they are and where they're from.

MagLab user map.

Visit the Lab

Get directions, plan for Open House or take a tour -- in person or online.

MagLab exterior.

Blasts from the Past

Learn the highlights of our lab's storied history with our interactive timeline.

Al Gore at MagLab dedication in 1994.

The only facility of its kind in the United States, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) is the largest and highest-powered magnet laboratory in the world. Every year, more than a thousand scientists from dozens of countries come to use our unique magnets with the support of highly experienced staff scientists and technicians. Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation and the State of Florida, these researchers use our facilities for free, probing fundamental questions about materials, energy and life. Their findings result in more than 400 scientific publications a year in peer-reviewed journals such as Nature, Science and Physical Review Letters.

Take a Tour


 

MagLab Director Greg Boebinger gives an overview of the lab during this first leg of our virtual tour.

Take the whole tour

One Lab, Three Locations


Map of MagLab locations and institutions.

The MagLab is a partnership among Florida State University, the University of Florida and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Our seven facilities offer a variety of tools and techniques for exploring physics, chemistry, biology and engineering in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment.

Explore the Lab

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WIDESPREAD IMPACT

 

World Records

The lab holds numerous records for high magnetic fields and other key measures.

STEM Education

We're molding the next generation of scientists and engineers through quality programming, web content, and research.

Awards

Our world-class scientists and engineers conduct high-level research recognized nationally and internationally.

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MAGLAB DICTIONARY

 

Bitter Plate

The building block of our resistive magnets.

Superconductivity

Frictionless electricity that produces no heat and goes on and on and on …

Tesla

It's how we measure magnets.

Probe

Scientists insert experiments into the magnet using this fancy stick.

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MEET THE MAGNETS

Mightiest Magnet

Sought after by scientists, the 45 tesla hybrid magnet creates the strongest continuous magnetic field in the world

Strongest MRI Machine

This marvel provides detailed images of cancer, Alzheimer's and other disorders hidden deep inside the body.

Magnetic Monster

This magnet reaches a mind-boggling magnetic field — but only for a few milliseconds.

More magnets

Last modified on 12 January 2015