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NSF "Super Magnet" Lab Receives $184 Million in Funding

2018-09-15
In addition to NSF's main funding, MagLab has received additional financial support from Florida (eg, Florida funded $12 million in 2017) and continues to be based at Florida State University, with other facilities primarily located at the University of Florida and Los Angeles. Alamos National Laboratory.

The above funding will enable the United States to maintain an international leading position in key areas of magnet science and technology, and to develop new ideas for understanding new materials in quantum computing and information technology.

MagLab meets the needs of scientists by providing a range of powerful instruments, including the world's strongest and most continuous strong magnets: a huge cryogenic structural magnet with a strength of 45 Tesla. The lab also created a magnet that can repeatedly generate a magnetic field of 100 Tesla, which is 2 million times stronger than the Earth's magnetic field. In addition, MagLab has the world's strongest nuclear magnetic resonance magnets with peaks of up to 36 Tesla.

Thanks to MagLab's expertise and instruments, many researchers have achieved remarkable results, which also highlights the impact of the only magnet laboratory in the United States, such as:

Physicists at Columbia University observed uniform fractional quantum Hall states and found that bilayer graphene has potential applications in quantum computing.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have demonstrated a new approach to exploring and understanding foreign semi-metallic materials.
Scientists in the United States, Germany, and Switzerland have discovered a way to significantly improve the performance of superconductor Nb3Sn, providing favorable conditions for future applications of particle accelerators and research magnets.
Researchers at Florida State University have explored the formation of metal fullerenes, paving the way for renewable energy and biomedical applications.
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have for the first time characterized the structure of a class of proteins that are associated with some of the most devastating neurodegenerative diseases.