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.

Periodic table - the platinum group metals

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.

Read more …

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.

Read more …

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.

Read more …

Latest Science Highlights


  • Restoration of Breathing After Drug Overdose and Spinal Cord Injuries
    22 September 2021
    Restoration of Breathing After Drug Overdose and Spinal Cord Injuries

    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
    Linear-In Temperature Resistivity From Isotropic Planckian Scattering Rate

    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
    Advanced Microscopy for Better Nanostructural Insights in Bi-2212 Round Wires

    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. 

See all Science Highlights

Featured Publications


Advanced Microscopy for Better Nanostructural Insights in Bi-2212 Round Wires, T.A. Oloye, et al., Supercond. Sci. Technol., 34035018 (2021), See Science Highlight or Read online 

Restoration of breathing after drug overdose and spinal cord injuries, M.D. Sunshine, et al., Communications Biology, 4 (1), 1-15 (2021), See Science Highlight or Read online 

Linear-in temperature resistivity from isotropic Planckian scattering rate, G. Grissonnanche, et al., Nature, 595, 667-672 (2021), See Science Highlight or Read online 

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