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


  • 26 T Magnet for Neutron Scattering
    17 November 2014
    26 T Magnet for Neutron Scattering

    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.

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Latest ASC Highlight


  • Evidence for extrinsic, impurity segregation at grain boundaries in high current-density K- and Co-doped BaFe2As2
    15 December 2014
    Evidence for extrinsic, impurity segregation at grain boundaries in high current-density K- and Co-doped BaFe2As2

    Grain boundaries in BaFe2As2 (122), which is an iron-based superconductor, block current flow. This study, which was a collaboration with a group at Northwestern University, used a Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP), which is a relatively new experimental tool, to make a 3-D atom-by-atom reconstruction of a region of a 122 sample that included a grain boundary. The data showed that the chemical composition varied across the grain boundary and in that oxygen was present at the grain boundaries. These variations in composition may contribute to grain boundary's reduced current carrying capacity.

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Last modified on 28 September 2014