Clean Energy Materials
New funding will explore the mysteries of the Platinum group elements to investigate possible alternatives to rare and expensive materials used in an array of clean energy applications.
New Grant Funds 40T Magnet Design
A $15.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will yield a detailed design for the world's most powerful superconducting magnet at the National MagLab.
Read how rhythmic electrical stimuli can help prevent a fatal interruption of breathing from drug overdose and spinal cord injuries.
Studying Superconducting Micro-Structures
Researchers found that how a Bi-2212 superconductor is processed impacts its superconducting properties, specifically its current carrying capabilities.
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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
Restoration of Breathing After Drug Overdose and Spinal Cord Injuries
22 September 2021
Respiratory insufficiency is a leading cause of death due to drug overdose or spinal cord injuries. The diaphragm can be stimulated using temporal interference (TI) to restore ventilation with minimally invasive electrodes.
Linear-In Temperature Resistivity From Isotropic Planckian Scattering Rate
22 September 2021
Electrons in metals behave like chaotic bumper cars, crashing into each other at every opportunity. While they may be reckless drivers, this result demonstrates that this chaos has a limit established by the laws of quantum mechanics. Using the 45T hybrid magnet and a crystal of high-temperature superconducting material, scientists were able to measure this boundary using high fields to bend electron trajectories to their will.
Advanced Microscopy for Better Nanostructural Insights in Bi-2212 Round Wires
22 September 2021
Researchers working to push the high temperature superconducting material (Bi-2212) to the forefront of superconducting magnet technology have used novel characterization methods to understand the complex relationship between its processing and its superconducting properties, specifically its current carrying capabilities.
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
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
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