What Goes in the Magnet?

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


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 today.

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.

Next-generation magnet

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

Peat soil

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

An oxide sandwich

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