National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

National MagLab creates world-record magnetic field with small, compact coil

A novel magnet half the size of a cardboard toilet tissue roll usurped the title of “world’s strongest magnetic field” from the metal titan that had held it for two decades at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. And, its makers say, we ain’t seen nothing yet: By packing an exceptionally high-field […]

MagLab scientists discover thermoelectric properties in promising class of materials

Exploring an area overlooked by other scientists, physicists at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have discovered that a class of materials called “1-2-20s” have very promising thermoelectric properties, opening the floodgates for further research into these fascinating materials. The study was published in Science Advances. Thermoelectric devices can produce electricity if […]

Chemistry professor, MagLab scientist named 2019-2020 Lawton Distinguished Professor

An accomplished chemist who has helped steer the direction of chemical and biological research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has been named Florida State University’s 2019-2020 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor. Timothy Cross, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, will be honored at the 2019 spring graduation. Being named a Lawton professor is the […]

Christopher Reis

Senior Christopher Reis grew up on the island of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, where he formed some lasting idyllic memories of the twin-island country. One of his fondest memories has become a motivating factor in his pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Florida State University. Reis recalls how the ocean […]

FSU investment in high-performance microscope will take research to next level

Florida State University is the new owner of a sophisticated ion beam microscope that will allow materials science researchers to conduct a variety of experiments on the tiniest materials. The purchase of the focused ion beam microscope — also known as a FIB — is a strategic investment in the university’s materials and nanomanufacturing research […]

Research team discovers link between sodium and migraines before pain occurs

A Florida State University engineer and a team of researchers have found a link between migraines and how sodium is distributed through the brain, a finding that could be a key to future research on treatments for migraine sufferers. Sam Grant, an associate professor in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and Dr. Michael Harrington, director […]

Across the spectrum: Researchers find way to stabilize color of light in next-gen material

A team of Florida State University physicists has found a way to stabilize the color of light being emitted from a promising class of next-generation materials that researchers believe could be the basis for efficient and more cost-effective optoelectronic technologies that can turn light into electricity or vice versa. The research is published in Nature […]

FSU researchers push creative, scientific accomplishments in 2018

Florida State University researchers pushed their work to new heights in 2018. Our faculty members were engaged in research and creative activity at the highest levels and produced extraordinary work that made international headlines. Here are some highlights of the past year. FSU Faculty Awarded $226 Million in Research Dollars Florida State University researchers brought […]

MagLab nets $4.2M NSF grant to launch next-generation superconducting magnets

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $4.2 million to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory to launch a research and development effort for the next generation of high-field superconducting magnets. Headquartered at Florida State University in Tallahassee, the National MagLab is already home to a dozen world-record magnets. Every year, more than 1,800 scientists […]

MagLab geochemist named fellow of prestigious American Geophysical Union

A Florida State University professor and director of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory’s geochemistry program has been elected a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, an organization representing some 60,000 professionals in the Earth and space sciences. FSU Professor Vincent Salters was among only 62 — about 0.1 percent — of AGU members to […]

‘Strange metals’ just got stranger

A material already known for its unique behavior is found to carry current in a way never before observed Scientists at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have discovered a behavior in materials called curates that suggests they carry current in a way entirely different from conventional metals such as copper. The […]

FSU lab research focuses students’ career options and job prospects

Florida State University junior Reannan Riedy and senior Brooke Garringer are busy crunching research data and preparing to reveal their findings at a national conference. The invitation to present their textile research to members of the National Fire Protection Association is an invaluable opportunity for Riedy and Garringer, both retail entrepreneurship majors, and a rare […]