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The National MagLab is funded by the National Science Foundation and the State of Florida.

Play the Puzzles

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.

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Swirling Superconductor

This colorful image helps engineers understand a type of superconductor (niobium tin), a material that conducts electricity with no loss. Learn more at Nb3Sn Image Gallery.

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Beautiful Brain

This image of a rat brain was generated using a 21-tesla ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer at the National MagLab. It shows scientists where certain organic molecules called lipids are located in the rat's brain.

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Carbon Nanocages

Carbon Cages

These encapsulated carbon nanomaterials are known as fullerenes. These nanocages are promising candidates for clean energy applications.

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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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