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NSF renews funding for UF Physics’ Mag Lab

Photo: UF Physics graduate student Alex Donald, who is mentored by Dr. Lucia Steinke, conducts the final review of the Bay 3 instrument in the MagLab HBT Facility in the Microkelvin Lab at UF, before adding the heat shields and vacuum cans and installing the superconducting magnets and cryogenic vessel.

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) will invest an additional $195.5 million over the next five years in NSF’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. This investment maintains the National MagLab as a world-class facility, providing researchers and scientists with access to a range of powerful instruments and magnets including the world’s most powerful MRI machine and the world’s most powerful superconducting magnet. The NSF’s MagLab is a partnership among NSF, Florida State University, the University of Florida, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the state of Florida.

The High B/T (magnetic field / temperature) Facility located at the University of Florida is operated as part of the UF Physics’ Microkelvin Laboratory. Directed by Professor Mark Meisel, the Mag Lab meets the needs of users who wish to conduct experiments in high magnetic fields (up to 16.5 tesla) and at very low temperatures (down to 0.5 mK) simultaneously.  The funding provided to the Mag Lab is a testament to the importance of the work being done at the facility, and will help to ensure that it remains a leader in the field of high-magnetic-field science and engineering.






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