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What Goes in the Magnet?

Peat soil

Curious scientists put all sorts of things in our magnets. Find out what they are and why you care.

A mouse kidney

Why are scientists putting a mouse in the MagLab's magnets? A scientist is developing an MRI technique to detect kidney disease that lights up the org…


ICR technology helps identify new kinds of hemoglobin abnormalities.


A scientist combines high magnetic fields with ultra short laser pulses to probe the mysteries of photosynthesis.

Uranium magnet

The intriguing structure and properties of a uranium alloy hold clues about some of the most interesting and promising materials studied by physicists…

A rodent

With the help of the world's strongest MRI machine, a scientist uses a novel technique to pinpoint ground zero for a migraine.

A small piece of bismuth 2223, attached to the end of this probe, was inserted into the magnet.

One of the best tools for testing new materials for the next generation of research magnets is a MagLab magnet.

Soil samples from Peru (left) and Ontario, Canada, illustrate the color difference between peat from tropical and boreal climates.

Looking for clues on climate change, a scientist digs up the dirt on peat from around the world.

The cross at the center of this image is the SrTiO3/LaAlO3 device that Ron and Maniv put in the magnet.

Two researchers play with nanostructures in a fun, fertile physics playground: the space between two things.