MS&T Science Highlights

23 January 2017

Can you unstick magnets remotely?

Scientists explore using one magnet to disrupt the field of another.

22 August 2016

New quench analysis technique for HTS magnets

A first-of-its-kind magnet called for a first-of-its-kind approach to quench analysis. MagLab engineers delivered.

13 April 2016

Superconducting insert magnet generates new record field of 40.2 teslas

Using a novel method of winding the magnet coil that dispensed with the traditional insulation, the MagLab reached another world record and laid the foundation for more to come.

29 January 2016

MagLab expertise puts neutron scattering in focus

Tapping into MagLab expertise on superconductors and cryogenics, a research team built a novel neutron scattering device that is more efficient and produces better data than previous techniques.

11 December 2015

Quench analysis of pancake-wound REBCO coils with low resistance between turns

New calculations that reveal the workings of a new type of high-field research magnet will aid in future magnet designs.

24 August 2015

Coil testing leads to superconducting magnet record of 27 T

Reduced-size prototype coils for the 32 T all-superconducting magnet have been successfully tested. The results include the generation of 27 T, which is a record for superconducting magnets.

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.

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.

14 August 2014

Permanent magnetic properties in Bulk Mn1-xGax that begin to rival commercial rare-earth magnets

Mn-Ga has been characterized as a candidate lower-cost material for substituting rare earth materials in permanent magnets.

8 April 2014

Neutron Scattering at 25 Teslas: MagLab Completes Coil for Series-Connected Hybrid Magnet

The MagLab has delivered the resistive insert coils for the 25-Tesla Series Connected Hybrid Magnet for the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. This magnet system includes a unique conical warm bore with 30 degree opening angle and will be used for neutron-scattering experiments and an unprecedented 25T central field. This constitutes a 47% increase in magnetic field available for these experiments while also providing an increase in solid-angle.

16 December 2013

MagLab Completes 13 Tesla, 5-Ton Superconducting Coil for HZB

The MagLab has successfully completed construction of the cold-mass of a series-connected hybrid magnet for the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin.

15 April 2013

Quench Protection for the 32 T All-Superconducting Magnet

A prototype high-temperature superconducting coil for the 32 T all-superconducting magnet was constructed with YBCO tape and successfully tested in the large-bore resistive magnet at the MagLab.

15 December 2012

Large Cable-in-Conduit Coil Fabrication at the MagLab

MagLab engineers are building two cable-in-conduit superconducting coils for hybrid magnets, each with a resistive inner coil and a superconducting outer coil.