Virtual Classroom Visits

Bring a MagLab educator to your class virtually this school year for FREE outreach lessons or a virtual tour.

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Want to take part in the virtual 2022 Theory Winter School on January 10 to 14 about non-equilibrium quantum matter? Register now.

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Undergrads at the Lab

These 20 undergrads had a summer research experience at the MagLab. Watch their 3-minute video summary of the cool stuff they studied and learned.

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Spin Coherence

This first phase coherent nuclear spin experiment in the MagLab's 32T superconducting magnet is a seminal development for NMR technology.

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Superconducting Transformer

This new device tests superconducting cables without the high helium consumption associated with traditional current leads.

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Meet Ingrid Stolt

What's it like to be a remote user at the National MagLab? Learn from this frequent MagLab user who performed experiments on the 32T from across the country.

MagLab researcher Elizabeth Green works with Ingrid Stolt remotely

Research Initiatives

Research Initiatives - Materials

MATERIALS

Scientists use our magnets to explore semiconductors, superconductors, newly-grown crystals, buckyballs and materials from the natural world — research that reveals the secret workings of materials and empowers us to develop new technologies.

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Research Initiatives - Energy

ENERGY

Scientists here are working to optimize petroleum refining, advance potential bio-fuels such as pine needles and algae, and fundamentally change the way we store and deliver energy by developing better batteries.

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Research Initiatives - Life

LIFE

With the world’s strongest MRI magnet, scientists here study everything from living animals to individual cells, from proteins to disease-fighting molecules found in plants and animals — work that could improve treatment of AIDS, cancer, Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

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Latest Science Highlights


  • Testing REBCO Critical Current Using a Superconducting Transformer
    20 August 2021
    Testing REBCO Critical Current Using a Superconducting Transformer

    A new device enables the testing of superconducting cables to high current without the high helium consumption associated with traditional current leads. This superconducting transformer will play an important role in testing cables needed for next-generation superconducting magnets.

  • First Spin Coherence Measurements in the MagLab's 32T Superconducting Magnet
    20 August 2021
    First Spin Coherence Measurements in the MagLab's 32T Superconducting Magnet

    The MagLab's 32 T all-superconducting magnet is now serving users at full field. An early experiment in the magnet identified an important milestone on the road to quantum computers.

  • New High-Magnetic-Field Thermometers for Sub-Millikelvin Temperatures
    22 July 2021
    New High-Magnetic-Field Thermometers for Sub-Millikelvin Temperatures

    This highlight focuses on the development of new thermometry required to study quantum materials and phenomena in high magnetic fields and at ultralow temperatures. The team has demonstrated that exceedingly small quartz tuning forks bathed in liquid 3He maintain a constant calibration that is magnetic field independent, thereby opening the use of these devices as new sensors of the response of quantum systems.

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Featured Publications


Testing the Critical Current of High-Temperature-Superconducting REBCO Cables Using a Superconducting Transformer, H. Yu, et al., IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 30 (4), 5500204 (2020), See Science Highlight or Read online 

New High-Magnetic-Field Thermometers for Sub-Millikelvin Temperatures, A. Woods, et al., arxiv, 2107.02387 (2020), See Science Highlight or Read online 

A New Method for Understanding Dynamic Nuclear Polarization, Q. Stern, et al., Science Advances, 7 (18), eabf5735 (2021), See Science Highlight or Read online 

Magnetoelastic Coupling in the Multiferroic BiFeO3, T. Rõõm, et al., Phys. Rev. B, 102, 21440 (2020), See Science Highlight or Read online 

Dissolved Organic Matter in Arctic Rivers: Synchronous Molecular Stability, Shifting Sources and Subsidies, M.I. Behnke, et al., Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 35, e2020GB006871 (2021), See Science Highlight or Read online 

HTS NMR Probe Tracks Metabolism Cycles During Insect Dormancy, C. Chen, et al., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS), 118 (1), 603118 (2021), See Science Highlight or Read online 

Exchange bias due to coupling between coexisting antiferromagnetic and spin-glass orders, E. Maniv, et al., Nature Physics, 17, 1-7 (2021), See Science Highlight or Read online 

First Science from the 75T Duplex Magnet, D. N. Nguyen, et al., IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 30 (4), 0500105 (2020), See Science Highlight or Read online 

Structure of Boron-Based Catalysts from 11B Solid-State NMR at 35.2T, R.W. Dorn, et al., American Chemical Society Catalysis, 10, 13852-13866 (2020), See Science Highlight or Read online 

Sunlight Produces Water-Soluble Chemicals from Asphalt, S. F. Niles, et al., Environmental Science and Technology, 54 (24), 8830-8836 (2020), Dataset, See Science Highlight or Read online 

Tracking the Potential for Damage in Nb3Sn Superconducting Coils from the Hardness of Surrounding Copper, S. Balachandran, et al., Superconductor Science and Technology, 34, 025001 (2021) See Science Highlight or Read online