Unique Facilities for Users
User Luisa Chiesa of Tufts University School of Engineering.
Lu Li of the University of Michigan in the Millikelvin Facility, which features superconducting magnets providing experimental temperatures as low as 0.02 degrees K.
More than 20 measurement techniques can be done in the facility's resistive, superconducting, hybrid and split magnets.
The facility features several unique record-holders, including the powerful 45 tesla hybrid magnet.
An Active User Program
The DC Field Facility attracts hundreds of users a year. Here Yuanda Gao and Cory Dean conduct a transport experiment on graphene with a 35 tesla magnet.
Located at MagLab headquarters near Florida State University in Tallahassee, the facility offers users the strongest, quietest, steady and slowly varying magnetic fields in the world, coupled with state-of-the-art instrumentation and experimental expertise.
The facility contains 14 resistive magnet cells connected to a 56 megawatt DC power supply and 15,000 square feet of cooling equipment to remove the heat generated by the magnets. The facility also includes several superconducting magnets operating at millikelvin temperatures. Among these instruments are several record holders, including the 45-tesla hybrid magnet, which offers scientists the strongest continuous magnetic field in the world. The research is supported by magnet plant and cryogenic system operators. Technicians design, build and repair instruments for user research. Scholar-scientists — world-class researchers with their own vibrant research interests — work directly with users to get the best measurements and data.
HOW TO APPLY
Our magnets are open to all scientists — for free — via a competitive process and we accept proposals throughout the year.
- Prepare documentation
A proposal and prior results report are required.
- Create a user profile
Returning users simply need to log in.
- Submit a request online
Upload files and provide details about the proposed experiment.
- Report your results
By year's end, submit information on publications resulting from your experiment.
Latest Science Highlight
Broadening Participation in DC Field Facility by Bridging a Research Infrastructure Gap
26 March 2021
Researchers based at four-year colleges and universities outside of the Research-1 (R1) tier face more obstacles to performing research than their colleagues from R1 universities or national laboratories with robust research infrastructures. Recognizing the need to bridge this infrastructure gap, the MagLab's DC Field Facility expanded access by adding two low-field magnet systems. These "on-ramp" systems facilitate critical access to materials research instrumentation by faculty and students from non-R1 institutions.
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