Our magnets can be used with more than a dozen different techniques.
Access to Expertise
Staff member Dwight Rickel (center) confers with users Joe Brosseau (left) and Jerry Malone of Transportation Technology Center.
An Active User Community
Frequent user Janice Musfeldt of the University of Tennessee with her research team.
Users at Work
Users Whitney Schoenthal and Alex Leary of Carnegie Mellon University monitor data.
The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory's Pulsed Field Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory operates an international user program for research in high magnetic fields. Our pulsed magnets and experimental capabilities are unique in the world and our ability to produce cutting edge science is a major attraction for LANL visitors.
After two decades of innovation, the Pulsed Field Facility has developed and maintained a set of numerous powerful pulsed magnets ranging from 50T to 100T, and up to the 300T Single Turn Magnet, of different pulse widths to support a wide variety of users.
"I think the Magnet Lab is a great place to do research, not only because of its unique resources, but also because you can breathe science in the air! Everything is arranged so that you keep sharing your perspectives and projects with the staff scientists, the postdocs, the students and the visiting users. The lab environment encourages the interaction between all the members, which I think is crucial for scientific productivity."
--Paula Giraldo-Gallo, Stanford University
HOW TO APPLY
Our magnets are open to all scientists — for free — via a competitive process and we accept proposals throughout the year.
- Prepare your 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.
Please review the MagLab User Policies and Procedures before submitting your proposal and experiment or contact Facility Director Michael Rabin or User Program Director Laurel Winter with questions. View User FAQs.
Latest Science Highlight
Clues About Unconventional Superconductivity From High-Field Hall Data
13 December 2021
In everyday life, phase transitions - like when water boils and turns into steam or freezes and becomes ice - are caused by changes in temperature. Here, very high magnetic fields are used to reveal a quantum phase transition not caused by temperature, but instead driven by quantum mechanics upon changing the concentration of electrons, work that could hold critical clues that explain high-temperature superconductivity.
Unusual high-field state discovered in mineral atacamite
First Science from the 75T Duplex Magnet
Spontaneous "Valley Magnetization" in an Atomically-thin Semiconductor
Normal-state nodal electronic structure in underdoped high-Tc copper oxides
For more information
Contact one of the individuals listed below or Fellow users who are experts on the use of Pulsed Field Facility.
- Michael Rabin, Pulsed Field Facility Director (Contact Michael with questions about the facility's capabilities, outreach and feedback on your visit, experiment and/or scientific staff support.)
- Laurel Winter, User Program Technical Coordination (Contact Laurel with questions about proposal submission, scheduling of magnet time, cryogenic needs during your visit and user support requests.)
- Julie Gallegos, User Program Administrative Coordination (Contact Julie with questions regarding travel, LANL badging, security questions and training.)