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Scientific discovery can be a little like a puzzle. Scientists have to process all of their data and put the pieces together in just the right way to see the full picture of their finding. In that spirit, we invite you to play with these virtual puzzles of discoveries and tools at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.




  • Crystal specimens image

  • Colorful Crystals

    These beautiful single crystal specimens were synthesized in the lab of MagLab physicist Ryan Baumbach. Studying materials like these, scientists hope to understand complex materials and develop new technologies that could change our world.

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  • Cross-section view of a round-wire Bi-2212

  • Better Bismuth

    Magnification of a cross-section of wire made of the superconducting compound bismuth-2212. The wire was created using a special over-pressure technique developed at the MagLab's Applied Superconductivity Center. This breakthrough will help magnet engineers create the next generation of powerful superconducting magnets more than a million times stronger than the Earth's magnetic field.

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  • Capacitance bridges

  • Cool Capacitance

    These capacitance bridges help researchers using the world's most powerful magnets measure the behaviors and properties of materials. They are just one part of the complex infrastructure required to make important discoveries in high magnetic fields.

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  • 41.1-tesla resistive magnet - Project 11

  • Massive Magnet

    Engineers at the MagLab design and build the world's most powerful magnets for researchers to use as a tool to explore new materials, find energy solutions and understand life itself. This magnet weighs six tons and creates a magnetic field reaching 41 tesla (tesla is a unit of magnetic field strength. A normal fridge magnet is about 0.01 tesla). Made of copper and silver, this is the strongest resistive magnet in the world.

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Last modified on 16 June 2020
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