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Magnet Development

Engineer winding a superconducting magnet

The push for ever-higher magnetic fields requires engineering excellence with both available and novel materials.

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.

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What's new in magnet technology?

Read feature stories about Magnet Technology / Magnet Making.

Building the Next Generation of High Fields

MagLab engineers running a test on the 45 Tesla Hybrid

Magnet Projects

The MagLab is always working on a new world-record research tool to help advance scientists' research questions. Find out what magnets are coming next.

MagLab Engineer performing maintenance

Magnet Science & Technology

MS&T builds record high-field magnet systems for scientific exploration in the biosciences, chemistry, materials science, condensed matter physics and mass spectrometry.

MagLab Engineer fabricating conduit for magnet projects

Applied Superconductivity Center

ASC investigates and designs state-of-the-art superconducting materials through our collaborations with other universities, national laboratories and industry.

MST Magnet Making

Looking to design, develop, build or test magnet systems? Florida State University Magnet Research and Development, Inc., (FSUMRD), is a not-for-profit corporation and a direct support organization that promotes and encourages the work of faculty, staff and students through income from contracts, grants and other sources.

Recent Magnet Development Science Highlights

Electron microscope images of Glidcop® conductor

Studying the Microstructure of Glidcop® AL-60 Conductor

Xin, Y.; Lu, J.; Han, K., IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 32 (6), 7100105 (2022)

Read the Science Highlight or check out the full publication online.

Bright field STEM cross-section images of Nb3Sn films produced using (a) the newly-discovered hot bronze method and (b) the post-reaction method.

Novel "Hot-Bronze" Nb3Sn for Compact Accelerators

Withanage, W.K.; Juliao, A.; Cooley, L.D., Superconductor Science and Technology, 34 (6), 06LT01 (2021)

Read the Science Highlight or check out the full publication online.

Inverse pole figure maps (IPF) of a longitudinal cross section of an individual Bi-2212 filament in the highest Jc sample. The dominance of green indicates a strong a-axis alignment.

Resilient Bi-2212 Round Wire

Oz, Y.; Jiang, J.; Matras, M.; Oloye, T.A.; Kametani, F.; Hellstrom, E.E.; and Larbalestier, D.C., Phys. Rev. Materials, 5(7), 074803 (2021)

Read the Science Highlight or check out the full publication online.

Making Magnet Behind the Scenes

Explore the nooks and crainnes of the resistive magnet shop, superconducting winding area and high bay magnet space.

MS&T Quick links

MagLab engineers testing on the 45 Tesla Hybrid

Research Areas

The Magnet Science & Technology group are active in research areas related to magnet development such as high-strength conductors, superconductors and structural materials.

MagLab Engineers performing maintenance

Facilities & Capabilities

The Magnet Science & Technology division has facilities for components testing, mechanical & physical properties testing and microanlysis.

MagLab Engineers checking fabricated parts

Collaborations

Many other labs depend on our expertise to test and evaluate advanced materials for their high-impact projects.

MagLab Engineer stacking bitter plates to form a magnet coil

Staff

Meet MS&T's highly experienced engineers who push the state of the art beyond what is currently available in high field magnet systems.

ASC Quick links

Superconducting magnet being assembled

Research Areas

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

MagLab Engineer loading a magnet coil into a furnace

Facilities & Capabilities

ASC investigates low temperature and high temperature materials through research grants and collaborations with other universities, national laboratories and industry.

3D representation of conductive material

Image Gallery

What do superconducting materials look like close up? Check out this library of 2-D and 3-D images and animations.

MagLab Engineer assembling a test coil

Staff

Meet the brilliant Applied Superconductivity Center team.

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