Series Connected Hybrid for the MagLab
The MagLab has successfully tested the 36 tesla SCH magnet, available to users since 2017.
We are the world leader in building resistive, high-temperature superconducting, hybrid and cable-in-conduit magnets.
We do microanalysis, components testing and mechanical and physical properties testing.
Team 32 T
Pioneering a new superconducting tape, the lab is buidling an all-superconducting magnet that will shatter all previous records.
The Platypus Project
This high-field, high-homogeneity demonstration magnet using Bi-2212 round wire could be the first mammal in the age of NMR dinosaurs.
The MS&T Division is a world leader in building high-field magnet systems for scientific exploration in the biosciences, chemistry, materials science, condensed matter physics and mass spectrometry. Over the last two decades the division has developed more than 20 magnet systems and has held numerous world records, including our 45 tesla hybrid magnet and our 900 MHz NMR magnet.
The division builds systems for the MagLab and works with industry to develop the technology to improve high-field magnet manufacturing capabilities. The division's highly experienced engineers push the state of the art beyond what is currently available in high field magnet systems through research and development. The division also contracts with other institutions to design one-of-a-kind magnet systems; MagLab technology has been adopted by some 20 labs worldwide.
Current Magnet Projects
Successfully tested in 2017, this magnet is the world's most powerful superconducting magnet — by a long shot.
After a decade of design and construction, the Series Connected Hybrid was successfully tested in November 2016. After about one year of commissioning, the SCH was opened for external user operation in January 2018.
In 2014, the MagLab completed the world's strongest magnet for neutron scattering for the Helmholtz Centre Berlin (HZB). Its field is 47 percent stronger than that of the previous record-holder, and it offers twice as much scattering angle as other magnets available for neutron scattering.
Latest Science Highlight
Special High-Strength Conductor Testing Improves Future Pulsed Magnet Lifespan
11 February 2021
Three non-destructive testing methods are developed for inspection of high strength, high conductivity wires which are used to wind ultra-high field pulsed magnets at the National MagLab. We expect the lifetime of future magnets to exceed those of past magnets due to these improvements in quality control.
In-House Fabrication of Outsert Coil 1 for the 100T Pulsed Magnet
Ceramic Insulation for High-Temperature Superconducting Wire
Bi-2223 High-Temperature Superconducting Test Coils for NMR Magnets
Permanent Magnet Materials without Neodymium and Dysprosium
For more information contact Mark Bird.