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High magnetic fields yield big discoveries that advance our world. 

Researchers at the MagLab are making scientific discoveries today that will lead to the technologies and scientific solutions of tomorrow.

Whether they are part of our robust in-house research groups or one of the nearly 2,000 visiting scientists who conduct experiments here annually, MagLab researchers understand how high magnetic fields lead to big discoveries across scientific disciplines.

Science in a Sentence

Learn about MagLab research simplified in just one sentence.

Research Grand Challenges

High magnetic fields lead to discoveries on some of the world's most important scientific issues. From the realization of tomorrow's quantum technologies to combatting climate change and protecting planet Earth, high field research promotes human health, enables the magnet-based machines of the future, and helps solve the mysteries of the universe.

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Recent Science Highlights

a. Schematic illustration of a 1T′-WS2 device and the rotation experiment setup. b. Magnetic field dependence of the normalized resistance of the 1T′-WS2 device at T = 0.33 K with different in-plane rotation angles φ. c. The φ-dependence of the upper critical field. The green dashed line indicates the Pauli limit.

Ultrahigh Supercurrent Density in a Two-Dimensional Topological Material

Zhang, Q.; Hossain, S.MD.; Casas, B.W.; Zheng, W.; Cheng, Z.J.; Lai, Z.; Tu, Y.H.; Chang, G.; Yao, Y.; Li, S.; Jiang, Y.X.; Mardanya, S.; Chang, T.R.; You, J.Y.; Feng, Y.P.; Cheng, G.; Yin, J.X.; Shumiya, N.; Cochran, T.A.; Yang, X.P.; Litskevich, M.; Yao, N.; Watanabe, K.; Taniguchi, T.; Zhang, H.; Balicas, L.; Hasan, M.Z.,  Ultra high supercurrent density in a two-dimensional topological material, Physical Review Materials, 7, L071801 (2023)

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Representative DBP molecular formula identifications for a molecule that contains (a) one chlorine atoms. Confident assignment requires the ultrahigh mass resolving power and mass accuracy provided by 21T FT-ICR MS.

Scouring Drinking Water for Disinfection Byproducts

Dong, H.; Cuthbertson, A.A.; Plewa, M.; Weisbrod, C.; McKenna, A.M.; Richardson, S.D., Unravelling High-Molecular-Weight DBP Toxicity Drivers in Chlorinated and Chloraminated Drinking Water: Effect-Directed Analysis of Molecular Weight Fractions,  Environmental Science and Technology (2023)

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Effectiveness factor of nanoporous gold catalysts exhibiting different shapes and characteristic lengths (L).

CO Oxidation and Mass Transport in Nanoporous Gold using Pulsed Field Gradient NMR

Baniani, A.; Wild, S.; Forman, E.; Risse, T.; Vasenkov, S.; Baumer, M., Journal of Catalysis, 413, 1123--1131 (2022)

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Research Groups

Condensed Matter

Scientists in the Condensed Matter Group include theory and experimental physicists on faculty at Florida State University concentrate on various aspects of condensed matter physics.


Many magnets at the MagLab operate only at very low temperatures made possible by cryogenics like liquid nitrogen and liquid helium. The Cryogenics Group does research and development to advance the field and support technology.

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The Geochemistry Group's research is centered around the use of trace elements and isotopes to understand Earth processes and the environment in the broadest sense.


Magnetic field research and magnets aren't just tools for fundamental research questions, but for applied work on new products and technologies. This field has played a critical role in developing new technologies used every day – from electric lights and computers to motors, plastics, high-speed trains and MRI. Learn more about how magnets can advance your business.

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Center for FAIR & Open Science

The MagLab’s Center for FAIR and Open Science aims to ensure that all products derived from research done at the MagLab are shared according to the principles of FAIR data and open science. Working with users and staff, this Center works to provide knowledge and tools that simplify the process of FAIR and open data management, making it an integral and seamless part of the research experience that maximizes benefit to all present and future stakeholders.

Take Two for Science

Listen to a MagLab researcher as they explain their work to a non-scientist in just two minutes, and then dig deeper as they talk about their work with a researcher outside of their field of study.

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