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The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) develops and operates high magnetic field facilities that scientists use for research in physics, biology, bioengineering, chemistry, geochemistry, biochemistry, materials science, and engineering. It is the only facility of its kind in the United States and one of only nine in the world. It is the largest and highest powered magnet laboratory, outfitted with the world's most comprehensive assortment of high-performing magnet systems. Many of the unique facilities were designed, developed, and built by the world's premier magnet engineering and design team of the NHMFL in collaboration with industry.


The laboratory, established by the National Science Foundation in 1990, is equally committed to promoting science education and developing the next generation of science, engineering, and science education leaders. A variety of programs, opportunities, and mentorship experiences are available for teachers and students at all academic levels-K-12 through post-graduate. The laboratory, with its distinguished faculty and world-class facilities, provides a truly unique interdisciplinary learning environment. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent United States government agency responsible for supporting basic science research mainly by providing research funding. ...


High magnetic fields are a critical link in the development of new materials that impact nearly every modern technology. Electric lights, computers, motors, plastics, high speed trains, and MRI all came about after researchers learned more about materials and living structures through magnet-related research. Research at the NHMFL-conducted at the frontiers of science-will underpin the technologies of the 21st century and improve the quality of life for all Americans. Among many other activities, the laboratory is actively engaged with efforts to restore the Florida Everglades, grow protein crystals in zero gravity (significantly more cost effective than similar Space Shuttle experiments), and develop power technologies for the all-electric ship to be used by the U.S. Navy and in public utility areas. The mri are a fictional alien species in the Faded Sun Trilogy of C.J. Cherryh. ... An Anhinga perched on the boardwalk railing The Florida Everglades is a subtropical marshland located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Florida, specifically in parts of Monroe, Collier, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, and Broward counties. ... The Space Shuttle Columbia seconds after engine ignition, 1981 (NASA). ...

External links

  • National High Magnetic Field Laboratory | Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • National High Magnetic Field Laboratory | University of Florida
  • National High Magnetic Field Laboratory | Florida State University



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