National High Magnetic Field Laboratory


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The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) is a facility at Florida State University, the University of Florida, and Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, that performs magnetic field research in physics, biology, bioengineering, chemistry, geochemistry, biochemistry. It is the only such facility in the United States, and is among nine[citation needed] worldwide. The lab is supported by the National Science Foundation and the state of Florida, and works in collaboration with private industry. Currently the lab holds a world record of possessing worlds strongest magnet for nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy experiments. The 33-ton engineering marvel, called the series connected hybrid (SCH) magnet, successfully broke the record during a series of tests conducted by MagLab engineers and scientists.The instrument reached its full field of 36 tesla on 15th November 2016. In 1989 Florida State University (FSU), Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the University of Florida submitted a proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a new national laboratory supporting interdisciplinary research in high magnetic fields. The plan proposed a federal-state partnership serving magnet-related research, science and technology education, and partnering industry. The goal was to maintain the competitive position of the United States in magnet-related research and development. Following a peer-review competition, the NSF approved the FSU-led consortiums proposal.