Latest National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Stories

2014-07-29 23:09:04

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the National Science Foundation to fund a research partnership with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. Tallahassee, Florida (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Materials Research to fund a project entitled “EAGER: Magnetic Interrogation of Mesoscale Materials.” EAGER...

2012-03-26 09:18:23

Previous world record shattered during 6-experiment pulse Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory's biggest magnet facility today met the grand challenge of producing magnetic fields in excess of 100 tesla while conducting six different experiments. The hundred-tesla level is roughly equivalent to 2 million times Earth's magnetic field. "This is our moon shot, we've worked toward this for a decade and a half," said Chuck Mielke, director of the Pulsed Field Facility at Los Alamos....

2011-08-24 11:33:06

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory moves closer to 100-tesla mark Researchers at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory´s Pulsed Field Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory have set a new world record for the strongest magnetic field produced by a nondestructive magnet. The scientists achieved a field of 92.5 tesla on Thursday, August 18, taking back a record that had been held by a team of German scientists and then, the following day, surpassed their achievement...

2011-07-14 06:30:00

A custom-built, $2.5 million "split magnet" system with the potential to revolutionize scientific research in a variety of fields has made its debut at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University. The world-record magnet is operating at 25 tesla, easily besting the 17.5 tesla French record set in 1991 for this type of magnet. ("Tesla," named for early 20th-century inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla, is a measurement of the strength of a magnetic field.) In addition...

2010-06-16 07:35:00

NSF to build one of world's most powerful mass spectrometers to study biology, fuels Florida State University is planning to build one of the world's most powerful mass spectrometers. The ultrahigh-field mass spectrometer, newly funded by the National Science Foundation, will allow researchers to study in ever greater detail proteins and other molecules--the nuts and bolts of biology, the environment and renewable energy--and push the boundaries of such analyses. NSF's Division of Chemistry...

2005-07-29 11:13:05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- This definitely ain't no refrigerator magnet. The new super magnet at The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory weighs more than 15 tons and has a magnetic field 420,000 times that of the Earth's - strong enough to pull a metal object out of a person's hand and send it flying - if people were allowed to get close enough. The laboratory - one of only nine high magnetic field labs in the world - unveiled the new magnet, 13 years in development, on Thursday. While the...

2005-06-17 06:07:35

University of California scientists working at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a novel method for controlling and measuring electron spins in semiconductor crystals of GaAs (gallium arsenide). The work suggests an alternative--and perhaps even superior--method of spin manipulation for future generations of "semiconductor spintronic" devices. In research published in today's issue of the scientific journal Physical Review Letters, Scott Crooker and Darryl Smith describe their...

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