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Request Magnet Time

Want to use one of the National MagLab’s magnets, which are available to scientists around the world free of charge? This is where you start.

New User

 

First register using this link, then return to this page and follow the below instructions.

Returning User

 

After logging in, you can add a new experiment by clicking "Duplicate" on the experiment page, then adjusting the dates and attaching a Prior Results Report.


Welcome to the National MagLab! Whether you're a returning or first-time user, you'll have access to a wide variety of unique magnets via a competitive proposal process. All user facilities accept proposals throughout the year. See instructions for requesting magnet time below, check the list of policies and procedures on this page, and reach out for the appropriate contacts listed on this page for guidance or with questions.

We look forward to working with you.


How to request magnet time

1. Prepare documentation

Proposal

You need a proposal for magnet time requests in all facilities. Please include the following combine in one pdf file:

  • A description of the proposed science and/or technology development (no more than 3 pages), including broader impacts of the work.
  • A one-page description of the previous relevant work.
  • A biographical sketch of the PI (using this pdfbio sketch template).

Prior Results Report

Users applying for the DC Field and Pulsed Field facilities are required to prepare a Prior Results Report. We prefer that you use our docxreport template.

Animal Use Application Form

Users applying for the NMR facility and using live vertebrate animals are required to submit a completed pdfAnimal Use Application Form.

 

2. Log in

Log in

If you're a new user, you will need to first register.

Starting soon, you will be asked to include your ORCiD on your user profile. Don’t have one or don’t know what orcid 24x24 is? Learn more in user news.

 

3. Submit your request

Upload your prepared files and provide detailed information about the proposed experiment, specifically:

  • The magnet system(s) you would like to use
  • Sample(s) information
  • Experimental plan
  • Schedule request
  • Funding source(s) information
  • Prior Results Report (required for DC Field and Pulsed Field facility only)
  • Contact information for every new collaborator

4. Report your results

After your work is completed, you are required to submit a one-page research report before the end of the calendar year. To do so, please log into our User Reporting System.

You must also report to the laboratory, in a timely manner, all publications resulting from use of MagLab facilities, including talks, books, Ph.D. and masters theses, and other one-time publications or activities resulting from use of MagLab facilities.

Publications, presentations, or other activities or products resulting from use of MagLab facilities should include one of the following two acknowledgements:

A portion of this work was performed at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, which is supported by the National Science Foundation Cooperative Agreement No. DMR-1644779* and the State of Florida.

or

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is supported by the National Science Foundation through NSF/DMR-1644779* and the State of Florida.

For powerpoints or posters:

Please use your favorite MagLab logo (available for download at the Brand and Logo page) and NSF logo (available for download at the NSF Logos and Usage Standards page) when showing high field data.

* For data collected from 2012-2017, the grant number is DMR-1157490. For data collected in 2018 and onward, the grand number is DMR-1644779. Please include both grant numbers if your data were collected during both time periods.

* Papers that used our Pulsed Field Facility should include “and the U.S. Department of Energy” to the above acknowledgements.

Last modified on 27 November 2018