The Series Connected Hybrid magnet that is under fabrication at the NHMFL will utilize current leads containing high temperature superconductor to deliver 20 kA with low heat loads to the helium circuit. The leads have been successfully tested and are ready for installation into the magnet system.
The seven-year collaboration with the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin resulted in a 26 T magnet for neutron scattering. This magnet is very similar to the FSU/NSF series-connected hybrid magnet and suggests that the FSU magnet will also be successful, thereby enabling new science on two continents with two very different sets of experimental techniques.
Scientists have discovered a way to significantly improve the performance of a decades-old superconductor, promising future applications for particle accelerators and research magnets.
Ten years ago the 900 Ultra-Wide Bore magnet became available to an international user community for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy and Magnetic Resonance Imaging at the National High Magnetic Field Lab. Since then 69 publications have been published from this instrument spanning many disciplines and the number of publications per year continues to increase with 26 in just the past 18 months demonstrating that state of the art data continues to be collected on this superb magnet.
Looking for ways to make better superconductors for the next-generation particle accelerators, a young scientist homed in on how they were heat-treated. He was getting warmer.
The new technique for connecting Bi-2212 round wires is an important step in building better, stronger superconducting magnets.
This high-tech spool is one big bobbin.
Scientists explore using one magnet to disrupt the field of another.
Reduced-size prototype coils for the 32 T all-superconducting magnet have been successfully tested. The results include the generation of 27 T, which is a record for superconducting magnets.