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With so many people working from home, let the National MagLab add some attractive science fun to your next virtual meeting.

Here at the world's largest and highest-powered magnet lab, we are home to some of the most spectacular science spots on the planet. Now we are sharing them with you to help transform your next virtual staff meeting, happy hour, game night or holiday gathering into your own science Shangri-La.

Explore the animated and still images below. Save your favorites to your device and add to Zoom as a virtual background. While we can't promise they will make you sound any smarter, they may help amaze your fellow Zoom participants with the wonders of science!

Animated Backgrounds

  • Bitter Disk Shine

    Credit: Stephen Bilenky

    These beautiful Bitter disks are what make up our massive resistive magnets. Let them sparkle and shine in the background of your next meeting to celebrate the beauty of science and engineering.

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  • Seeing Inside

    Credit: Stephen Bilenky

    What would electricity and magnetism look like if you could see them? See inside one of the MagLab’s newest world-record magnet systems – the 41-tesla resistive magnet – as electrons flow, generating a magnetic field. (Watch a 3-minute animated video of this magnet on YouTube.)

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  • Stars Over the MagLab

    Credit: Stephen Bilenky

    The MagLab's headquarters building is majestic under a beautiful Tallahassee night sky.

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Static Backgrounds

Want to work in the fringe fields of one of the world's strongest magnets? Get up close and personal with one of these virtual backgrounds of actual magnet research spaces at the MagLab.

  • 21 Tesla ICR

    The 21-Tesla ICR

    Credit: Stephen Bilenky

    The world-record 21-tesla ion cyclotron resonance magnet provides complex chemical analysis.

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  • 4.7 T AMRIS Magnet

    4.7-Tesla MRI

    Credit: Stephen Bilenky

    This magnet, housed at the MagLab's University of Florida location, offers preclinical imaging to help fight disease.

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  • HiPER Spectrometer

    HiPER Spectrometer

    Credit: Stephen Bilenky

    This high-powered spectrometer enables continuous wave and pulsed electron magnetic resonance measurements.

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  • High B/T Magnet - 8T

    High B/T Magnet

    Credit: Dave Barfield

    This 8-tesla magnet reaches some of the coldest manmade temperatures on Earth — 0.04 microkelvin, just a fraction above absolute zero.

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Here are some of the prettier backgrounds you'll find at the MagLab.

  • Bitter Disk Art

    Bitter Disk Art

    Credit: Stephen Bilenky

    This unique art hangs in the lobby and is crafted from the disks that make up our powerful magnets.

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  • Equation chalkboard

    Equation Chalkboard

    Credit: Stephen Bilenky

    Brilliant minds are in every corner of the MagLab. Here is the proof.

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  • MS and T Winding High Bay

    Winding High Bay

    Credit: Larry Gordon

    This is where experts from the lab's Magnet Science & Technology group make some of the world's largest and highest-powered superconducting magnets, including massive cable-in-conduit coils that are wound on a giant spool.

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  • C-wing lab space

    Lab Space

    Credit: Stephen Bilenky

    In addition to our many magnets for visiting scientists, the lab includes multiple spaces for staff scientists to experiment, including this one in the building's C wing shared by several physicists.

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  • High Density Bi-2212

    Colorful Conductor

    Credit: Peter Lee

    This close up of Bi-2122 showcases the power of superconductivity, the flow of electrons without heat. See more stunning superconducting images.

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  • Rat Brain

    Rat Brain

    Credit: Don Smith, National MagLab

    This rat brain image was made using a special technique on our 21-tesla ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer. For more beautiful research results, visit Artsy-Chartsy.

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Last modified on 20 May 2020