Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory-Pulsed Field Facility

Probing and characterizing the thermodynamic properties of new materials to understand their behavior and discover new states of matter

Contact Us  

  • Deputy Director
  • Ross McDonald
  • Email
  • NHMFL-PFF User Program Director
  • Laurel Winter
  • Email
  • Group Office
  • (505) 667-5032

Pulsed magnets for cutting-edge science

Powerful magnets—some of the most powerful in the world—are available to researchers at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory-Pulsed Field Facility (NHMFL-PFF). The maglab is the only pulsed field user facility in the country and a center for exceptional condensed matter physics research. By studying materials under extreme magnetic field conditions, NHMFL-PFF scientists make essential contributions to fundamental materials science, energy research, and stewardship of the nation’s nuclear stockpile.

Our Magnets

100 Tesla Multi-Shot Magnet

The Pulsed Field Facility has the world’s only scientific program that has delivered scientific results in non-destructive magnetic fields up to and exceeding 100 tesla.

65 Tesla Multi-Shot Magnet

Our most widely used magnet system for users, the Pulsed Field Facility provides approximately 6,000 pulses each year in four separate user cells. 

300 Tesla Single-Turn Magnet

This magnet is capable of producing a field in excess of 300 tesla and is proven to leave the sample probe intact in fields up to 240 tesla. This is currently the NHMFL's highest magnetic field generating capability and requires specialized technique development and sample preparation due to the rapidly changing field. 

60 Tesla Controlled Waveform Magnet

This magnet is currently a world-unique capability that allows the user to specify the magnetic field profile optimized for the investigation of physics in very high magnetic fields.