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


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


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

  • Studying the microstructure of Glidcop® AL-60 conductor
    15 August 2022
    Studying the microstructure of Glidcop® AL-60 conductor

    The MagLab's ultrahigh-field pulsed magnets require materials with both high mechanical strength and high electrical conductivity. One of these materials is Glidcop® AL-60, an alumina particle strengthened copper. This research studies the microstructure of this material to improve the construction and endurance of these magnets.


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Latest ASC Highlight

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Last modified on 28 March 2017