Deforestation’s Dire Effects

Thousand-year-old tropical soil could be unleashing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to a new study from researchers at Florida State University.

Florida State researchers working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo found a link between the churning of deep soils during deforestation and the release of carbon dioxide through streams and rivers.

Mini Magnet Yields World-Record Field

Thanks to its novel design, a compact coil could lead to a new generation of magnets for biomedical research, nuclear fusion reactors and other applications.

The "Little Big Coil" team included (left to right) David Larbalestier, Seungyong Hahn and Iain Dixon.

A Year at the MagLab

Want to understand the scope and impact of the National MagLab in just a few minutes? Check out this short-and-sweet brochure.

2018 At a Glance - MagLab Annual Report

Metals, Proteins and Tuberculosis

Hannah Shafaat talks about the clever tricks that some strains of tuberculosis may be trying to pull off to resist drugs. Watch the video from fields magazine to learn more.

Physicist Hannah Shafaat

Key to Success in Thermoelectrics?

In a crystalline structure that locks a heavy atom in a metal cage, scientists find a key to materials that can turn heat into electricity, and vice versa.

Physicist Mikhail Eremets (pictured here at the National MagLab) led his team to the discovery of superconductivity at a record-high temperature in lanthanum hydride, a so-called "superhydride."

Weathering a Storm

We've had a deluge of questions on what it's like to run the world's most powerful magnet lab in a region prone to hurricanes. Read the answers.

Physicist Mikhail Eremets (pictured here at the National MagLab) led his team to the discovery of superconductivity at a record-high temperature in lanthanum hydride, a so-called "superhydride."

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.

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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.

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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.

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Featured Publications


Unconventional Field-Induced Spin Gap in an S = 1=2 Chiral Staggered Chain, J. Liu, et al., Phys. Rev. Lett., 122, 057207 (2019) See Science Highlight or Read online 

NMR-based Metabolomics of Coral with Resistance to Bleaching, K. E. Lohr, et al., Nature Scientific Reports, 9, 6067 (2019) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Evidence Supporting BiPd as a Topological Superconductor, M. A. Khan, et al., Phys. Rev. B Rapid Commun., 99, 020507 (2019) See Science Highlight or Read online 

In-House Fabrication of Outsert Coil 1 for the 100T Pulsed Magnet, D. N. Nguyen, et al., IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, v 26, n 4, June 2016 See Science Highlight or Read online 

High-magnetic-field MRI brain studies of disease markers, T. Roussel, et al., NMR in Biomedicine, 31, 11, e3995 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Even denominator fractional quantum Hall states in monolayer graphene, A. A. Zibrov, et al., Nature Physics, 14, 930-935 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Molecular Movements Within T-cells that Activate the Immune Responses that Attack Infected or Diseased Cells, K.N. Brazin, et al., Immunity, 49, 1 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Uncovering the Secrets of Fungal Cell Wall Architecture , X. Kang, et al., Nature communications, 9 (1), 2747 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Functionalizing Molecular Nanocarbon with Fluorine Atoms, A. Moreno-Vicente, et al., Carbon, 129, 750-757 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Quasi-2D to 3D Fermi surface topology change in Nd-doped CeCoIn5, J. Klotz, et al., Phys. Rev. B Rapid Commun., 98, 081105 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online