The facility has a $30 million pulsed power infrastructure that includes this 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.
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 a 1-page report and information on publications resulting from your experiment.
Please review the MagLab User Policies and Procedures before submitting your proposal and experiment or contact Interim Facility Director Marcelo Jaime or User Program Director Jon Betts with questions. View User FAQs.
Latest Science Highlight
Phase diagram of URu2–xFexSi2 in high magnetic fields
27 June 2018
Scientists used high magnetic fields and low temperatures to study crystals of URu2–xFexSi2. Using these conditions, they explored an intriguing state of matter called the "hidden order phase" that exhibits emergent behavior. Emergent behavior occurs when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, meaning the whole has exciting properties that its parts do not possess; it is an important concept in philosophy, the brain and theories of life. This data provide strict constraints on theories of emergent behavior.