This Week at the Lab ...

If the Coneheads and an electromagnet had a baby, it would look like the HiPER spectrometer, a high-power, high-sensitivity EPR instrument making way for new science -- and now open to users.

The HiPER spectrometer.

Meet Jenna Luek

A young chemist studying fracking fluids talks about what it's like when science hits close to home.

Jenna Luek.

Music and Science in Perfect Harmony

Mark your calendars! In addition to our other popular exhibits, our 2016 Open House will feature special demonstrations and performances about the science of sound and music.

MagLab Open House 2016 poster

My Science Valentine

Featuring Star Trek, Winnie the Pooh and the MagLab's Science Café, this is geek love at its finest.

Kenneth Edel and Sharon Murray.

Competition vs. Collaboration

How do scientists strike the right balance between competing and collaborating as they try to move their research forward?

Illustration by Caroline McNiel

Kudos for MagLab Director

Greg Boebinger has been recognized for his work to advance physics across the region and nation.

Greg Boebinger decked out for the MagLab Open House.

January Science Cafe: Watch the Video

MagLab Chief Scientist Laura Greene talks about high-temperature superconductors, one of the hottest research areas in physics.

Laura Greene.

Research Initiatives

Research Initiatives - 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


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


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

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Featured Publications

Spin echo modulated small-angle neutron scattering using superconducting magnetic Wollaston prisms, F. Li, et al., J. Appl. Cryst. , (2016), 49. See Science Highlight or Read online 

Pushing the limits of magnetic anisotropy in trigonal bipyramidal Ni(II), K. E. R. Marriott, et al., Chemical Science, 6, 6823-6828 (2015) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Engineering current density in excess of 200 A/mm2 at 20T in CORC® magnet cables containing RE-Ba2Cu3O7−δ tapes with 38 μm thick substrates, D.C. van der Laan, et al., Superconductor Science and Technology , 28, 124001 (2015) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Quench Analysis of Pancake Wound REBCO Coils with Low Resistance Between Turns, W. D. Markiewicz, et al., Superconducting Science and Technology , 29, 025001 (2015) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Thermodynamic signature of a magnetic-field-driven phase transition within the superconducting state of an underdoped cuprate, J. B. Kemper, et al., Nature Physics, 10.1038/nphys3502 (2015) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Successive Field-induced Transitions and Colossal Magnetoelectric Effect in Ni3TeO6, J. W. Kim, et al., Phys. Rev. Letters, Rev. 115, 137201 (2015) See Science Highlight or Read online