Wire Insulation Will Enable Stronger Magnets
With a novel coating for a high-temperature superconducting wire, the MagLab paves the way to record-strong nuclear magnetic resonance magnets.
Quantum Hall Edge States in Bilayer Graphene
Scientists have constructed a map that will aid future exploration of a material that promises to transform technology.
New Technique for Understanding Disease
Researchers developed a technique to selectively identify sites of oxidation in complex protein mixtures, which could shed light on the role of oxidative damage in cancer and other diseases.
High magnetic fields allow scientists to measure, for the first time, the mass of the fundamental particles in monolayer tungsten diselenide, a new family of two-dimensional materials.
Powered by magnets, a new synchrotron in the Middle East will shed light on everything from neurons to old artifacts while fostering international collaboration. Read about it in fields magazine.
User Summer School 2018
Learn how to get the most out of our magnets at our annual User Summer School May 14-18, 2018. Apply by April 13.
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.
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.
Latest Science Highlights
Ceramic insulation for high-temperature superconducting wire
19 March 2018
MagLab scientists and engineers have developed a special coating on Bi-2212 superconducting wire for electrical insulation in superconducting magnets that will enable the wire to be used in ultra-high field nuclear magnetic resonance magnets.
Switchable transmission of quantum Hall edge states in bilayer graphene
19 March 2018
In the 14 years since its discovery, graphene has amazed scientists around the world with both the ground-breaking physics and technological potential it displays. Recently, scientists from Penn State University added to graphene's gallery of impressive scientific achievements and constructed a map that will aid future exploration of this material. This work is emblematic of the large number of university-based materials research efforts that use the MagLab to explore the frontiers of science.
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