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We're called the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory because our magnets offer the highest magnetic fields for use by our international community of scientific visitors. But we could just as easily be called the National Unique Magnetic Field Laboratory, because many of our magnets and experimental techniques are highly specialized, yet broadly applicable to research in physics, materials science, chemistry, biochemistry, biology and even biomedicine.
Our magnets are designed and built right here at the lab, and many are unrivalled anywhere in the world. They attract more than 1,100 visiting scientists from across the globe — rather like common fridge magnets are drawn to a refrigerator. Our magnets also hold up the creative output of these scientists, just as those fridge magnets display the finger-painting and photos of children. (OK ... maybe I've stayed with that metaphor a bit too long.)
Of course, it's not just the magnets. Our scientists and technicians establish the experimental instrumentation and techniques that enable the scientific productivity of our user programs, which ultimately is how we, and the nation, measure our success.
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Welcome to our Web site — we hope you'll stay a while.