MagMat is a unique capability in the UK for the synthesis and processing of materials in strong magnetic fields (SMF) known at MagMat. This project provides the initiative for a new era of materials science where magnetic field driven forces are coupled with materials synthesis and processing to produce novel materials. Magneto related phenomena have special relevance to the fields of functional materials and biosciences, where the engineering outcomes are often a result of multifunctional couplings. The use of high magnetic fields in combination with a wide range of processing techniques could lead to new phenomena, materials and manufacturing routes. Our Work is focused on four main research areas of interest where strong magnetic fields can be employed to engineer a wide range of materials - texturing, synthesis, processing and self-assembly.
We received ESRC funding to purchase a versatile, wide bore, high field magnet and supporting stages (able to operate in Strong Magnetic Field (SMF) with intensity up to 15 Tesla). The equipment and stages will enable us to set up a unique national capability for the synthesis, processing and manufacturing of materials - Materials Engineering in a strong Magnetic field (acronym MEM).
The equipment is Supported by EPSRC and QMUL