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DC Field Facility

DC Field user on 32 T

The strongest, quietest steady and slowly varying magnetic fields in the world.

Home to 14 magnets, powered by 56 megawatts and spanning more than 15,000 square feet, the DC Field Facility offers researchers the unparalleled combination of the strongest, quietest magnetic fields in the world, coupled with state-of-the-art instrumentation and experimental expertise.

The research is supported by magnet plant and cryogenic system operators and technicians who design, build and repair instruments for user research. More than two dozen world-class research faculty work directly with users to get the best measurements and data.

DC Field Numbers

15 Magnets

23 Techniques

Fields up to 45 tesla

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Located at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.

Featured Research

Science Highlights

Left: Rendering of the nanocalorimeter wire-bonded to a printed circuit board mounted in a vacuum cell (shown without its lid).  Right: A photograph of the extremely small indium sample (dark rectangle in the middle of the image) mounted on the calorimeter.

Thermal Impedance Spectroscopy: A New Tool to Study Thermodynamics of Materials

A. Khansili, A. Bangura, R. McDonald, B.J. Ramshaw, A. Rydh, A. Shehter, Physical Review B, 107, 195145 (2023)

Read the Science Highlight or check out the full publication online.

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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Left: Magnetic torque vs magnetic field, Right: A 0.4mm long sample mounted on a piezoresistive torque magnetometer.

Nontrivial topology in a Kagome superconductor

Shrestha, K.; Shiddiq, M.; Regmi, B.; Nguyen, T.; Miertschin, D.; Fan, K.; Deng, L.Z.; Aryal, N.; Kim, S.G.; Graf, D.E.; Chen, X.; Chu, C.W., Physical Review B, 107, 155128 (2023)

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Peer-Reviewed Publications

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How to Request Magnet Time

Our magnets are open to all scientists - for free - via a competitive process and we accept proposals through out the year.

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Prepare documentation

A proposal and prior results report are required.

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Create a user profile

New user registration, returning users simply need to log in.

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Submit a request online

Upload files and provide details about the proposed experiment.

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Report your results

After your work is completed, you are asked to report to the laboratory, in a timely manner.

Note: Review the email sent by DC Field Coordinator, sent approximately one week prior to your magnet time for schedule information, user badge/key pick-up instructions.

DC/PFF Magnet Schedule & Deadlines

Note: The schedule is subject to changes due to holidays or maintenance.

Shift Schedule

Mondays

Maintenance 06:30-16:00

Morning shift (AM) 16:30-20:00

Evening shift (PM) 20:15-23:45

Tuesdays-Fridays:

Morning shift (AM) 06:30-16:00

Evening shift (PM) 16:30-02:30

Magnet Time Request Deadlines

  • For 2024 Summer Magnet Time (5/20/24-9/15/24), the deadline is Friday, March 15, 2024.
  • For 2024 Fall Magnet Time (9/16/24-1/19/25), the deadline is Friday, July 12, 2024.

Key Contacts

Tim Murphy

Facility Director

For information regarding the facility's capabilities and experiment support.

Scott Hannahs

Scientific Instrumentation and Operations

For information regarding instrumentation, measurements and facilities.

Renee Luallen

Program Coordinator

For information regarding travel, safety training and scheduling.

Fellow users who are experts on the use of DC Field Facility are also available to answer questions.

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