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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

Receptor proteins respond differently to drugs depending on the environment in which they are studied.

Different Protein Receptor Responses Resulting from Different Membrane Environments

Thakur, N.; Ray, A.; Sharp, L.; Jin, B.; Duong, A.; Gopal Pour, N.; Obeng, S.; Wijesekara, A.; Gao, Z.; McCurdy, C.; Jacobson, K.; Lyman, E.; Eddy, M.T., Nature Communications, 14, 794 (2023)

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An atomic-resolution, high-angle annular dark-field image of an aged sample showing uniformly distributed Cr precipitates (dark contrast in main image.

High strength Cu-Cr-Zr Conductors for Pulsed Magnets

Niu, R.; Toplosky, V.J.; Han, K., IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 32 (6), 4300405 (2022)

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Experimental setup using the 25T Split-Helix magnet and the multidimensional optical nonlinear spectrometer (MONSTR).

Magnetic Field Driven Coherent Coupling of Bright and Dark Excitons

Mapara, V.; Barua, A.; Turkowski, V.; Trinh, M.T.; Stevens, C.; Liu, H.; Nugera, F.A.; Kapuruge, N.; Gutierrez, H.R.; Liu, F.; Zhu, X.; Semenov, D.; McGill, S.A.; Pradhan, N.; Hilton, D.; Karaiskaj, D., American Chemical Society Nano Letters, 22, 1680-1687 (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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