Magnet Development

Magnet Projects

Projects now underway include a series connected hybrid, a 32 tesla all-superconducting magnet and the mother of all MRI machines.

Design for series connected hybrid magnet

Applied Superconductivity Center

The ASC advances the science and technology of superconductivity and its applications.

Magnesium diboride

Magnet Builders

World-class scientists, engineers, technicians and administrators are behind our world-record magnets.

Split Magnet team

Plots

Comparisons of critical and engineering current densities for superconductors available at long lengths.

Plot

Magnets and materials go hand in hand, and the push for ever-higher magnetic fields requires engineering excellence with both available and novel materials. The MagLab is a national resource in both arenas, home to the Magnet Science & Technology (MS&T) group and the Applied Superconductivity Center (ASC). Together, these groups work to develop the most efficient hybrid magnets and the strongest superconducting magnets in the world.

Magnet Science & Technology

HBZ Series Connected Hybrid
 

The MS&T division develops the technology and expertise for cutting-edge magnet systems. This includes building advanced magnet systems for the MagLab and working with industry to develop technology to improve high-field magnet manufacturing capabilities.

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Applied Superconductivity Center

Bi-2212 filament
 

The ASC advances the science and technology of superconductivity and particularly superconductivity applications by investigating low-temperature and high-temperature materials.

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Latest MS&T Highlight


  • 20 kA HTS Current Leads for the Series-Connected Hybrid Magnet
    11 April 2015
    20 kA HTS Current Leads for the Series-Connected Hybrid Magnet

    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.

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Latest ASC Highlight


  • Overpressure furnace for processing Bi-2212 high-field magnets
    10 April 2015
    Overpressure furnace for processing Bi-2212 high-field magnets

    An overpressure furnace capable of developing high current density in significant-sized coils (up to 15 cm diameter and 50 cm long) has been brought into commission. The furnace is enabling reaction of solenoids made out of Bi-2212 destined for tests of NMR quality magnets at proton frequencies greater than 1 GHz.

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Last modified on 28 September 2014