CMI Unique Facility: Thermal Analysis in High Magnetic Fields

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The ability to measure Thermal Analysis in High Magnetic Fields is one of more than a dozen unique facilities developed by the Critical Materials Institute, an Energy Innovation Hub of the U.S. Department of Energy.

  • CMI researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are able to measure materials over a wider range of conditions because they adapted commercial thermal analysis components to be compatible with high magnetic fields and radio frequency induction heating.
  • Thermal analysis of materials at high temperatures and high magnetic fields will provide valuable information and will guide efforts to create strong permanent magnets that use less of the critical rare earth elements. This facility supports the CMI efforts of developing substitutes, and addresses the grand challenge of accelerating the discovery of new materials.
  • For more information, and to explore using thermal analysis in high magnetic fields facility, please contact Michael McGuire at Oak Ridge National Laboratorymcguirema@ornl.gov or 865-574-5496.