Pulsed Field Facility

World-class Power

The facility has a $30 million pulsed power infrastructure that includes this 1.43 gigawatt motor generator.

1.43 gigawatt motor generator

100 Tesla Multi-shot Magnet

The only magnet in the world that delivers scientific results in non-destructive fields upwards of 100 tesla.

100 Tesla Multi-shot Magnet

Measurement Techniques

Our magnets can be used with more than a dozen different techniques.

YBCO crystal

Access to Expertise

Staff member Dwight Rickel (center) confers with users Joe Brosseau (left) and Jerry Malone of Transportation Technology Center.

Staffer Dwight Rickel (center) with users.

An Active User Community

Frequent user Janice Musfeldt of the University of Tennessee with her research team.

Janice Musfeldt with her research team.

Users at Work

Users Whitney Schoenthal and Alex Leary of Carnegie Mellon University monitor data.

Users Whitney Schoenthal and Alex Leary

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.

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"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


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

  1. Prepare your documentation
    A proposal and prior results report are required.
  2. Create a user profile
    Returning users simply need to log in.
  3. Submit a request online
    Upload files and provide details about the proposed experiment.
  4. Report your results
    By year's end, submit information on publications resulting from your experiment.

Request Magnet Time

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

  • Ninety Teslas Peek Under the Superconducting Dome of a High-Temperature Superconductor
    11 February 2021
    Ninety Teslas Peek Under the Superconducting Dome of a High-Temperature Superconductor

    Physics does not yet know why copper-based superconductors (cuprates) conduct electrical current without dissipation at unprecedentedly high temperatures. Ultra high magnetic fields are used here to suppress superconductivity in a cuprate near absolute zero temperature, revealing an underlying transition to an electronic phase that might be the cause of the superconductivity.

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Featured Publications

Spontaneous "Valley Magnetization" in an Atomically-thin Semiconductor

J. Li, et al., Phys. Rev. Lett., 125, 147602 (2020) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Smart Non-Linear Transport Technique Expands the Frontier of Superconductor Research

M. Leroux, et al., Physical Review Applied, 11, 054005 (2019) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Extreme re-entrant superconductivity

S. Rans, et al., Nature Physics, (2019) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Normal-state nodal electronic structure in underdoped high-Tc copper oxides

S.E. Sebastian, et al., Nature, 511, 61–64 (2014) See Science Highlight or Read online 

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For more information


Contact PFF Facility Director Michael Rabin or Fellow users who are experts on the use of PFF Facility.

Last modified on 19 November 2020