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Who does research at the MagLab? Interesting people like Kim Modic, who talked to us recently about Leonardo da Vinci, making magnetic soup and what’s cool about being a scientist.

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Weaving a Web of Science

For great research to spread through the world, it takes a lattice. Find out how in fields magazine.

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Share Your Science

If you have conducted an experiment at the MagLab in 2017, it's time to report your findings to us — so that we can share them with scientists around the world.

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NIH Funds Grant to Combat Stroke

Researchers will study new treatments to prevent deadly condition.

Samuel Grant (left) and Teng Ma at the MagLab's 900 MHz NMR magnet, which they will use for their stroke research.

Semimetal Has Energy-Saving Potential

Researchers discover a Weyl material that holds promise for building devices that require less power.

(Left) Out-of-plane magnetoresistivity as a function of magnetic field, showing strong quantum oscillations. (Right) Out-of-plane magnetoresistivity measured up to 65T in pulsed magnetic fields.

MagLab Physicists Honored

Ten physicists affiliated with the National MagLab have been named fellows of the American Physical Society.

Ten physicists affiliated with the National MagLab have been named fellows of the American Physical Society.

Unlocking the Secrets of Nanocages

Exotic, cage-like molecules made with graphite could have future applications in light-based and molecular electronics.

(Left to right) Subramanian Ramakrishnan, Tarik Dickens and Mandip Singh Sachdeva will establish the Center for Complex Materials Design for Multidimensional Additive Processing.

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

A magnetic topological semimetal Sr1-yMn1-zSb2(y, z < 0.1), J.Y. Liu, et al., Nature Materials, 16, 905–910 (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Bi-2223 High-Temperature Superconducting Test Coils for NMR Magnets, W.S. Marshall, et al., IEEE Trans Appl Supercond, 27, 4, (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Reversible magnetic switching in a new multifunctional molecular material, J. Vallejo, et al., Chem. Sci. 8, 3694-3702 (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Selective mass enhancement close to a quantum critical point, V. Grinenko, et al., Nature Scientific Reports, 7, 4589 (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Tracking lithium transport pathways in solid electrolytes for batteries, J. Zheng, et al., Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C7TA05832B See Science Highlight or Read online 

Permanent magnet materials without neodymium and dysprosium, D.R. brown, et al., MRS Advances, 1, 3, 227-233 (2016) See Science Highlight or Read online