New State at Extreme Quantum Limit

At high magnetic field, free-flowing electrons condense into “puddles.”

Semi-classical picture of the trajectories of Fermi level electrons

Symmetry Reduction in Quantum Kagomé Antiferromagnet

This area of research could help scientists understand high-temperature superconductivity and other mysteries.

Sample rotation angle (degrees)

Apply Now for Summer Camp!

Apply by April 8 for one of our three summer camps: SciGirls Camp, SciGirls Coding Camp or MagLab Summer Camp.

MagLab Summer Camp participants practice their engineering skills while constructing their chaos towers.

Special Phase Transition in Lead Chromium Oxide

Controlled by electron interactions, the Mott transition is accompanied by a reduction in the volume of the atomic lattice.

Temperature dependence of the dielectric susceptibility for PbCrO3 at different frequencies

MagLab Develops Chemical Analysis Software

The high-tech tools empower scientists studying petroleum and other complex molecules to make decisions based on advanced data analysis.

Ion mobility, Natural organic matter, and Petroleomics diagrams

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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Featured Publications

Unusual Mott transition in multiferroic PbCrO3, S. Wang, et al., The National Academy of Sciences, (2015) 112 (50), 15320 See Science Highlight or Read online 

Polar Lipid Composition of Biodiesel Algae Candidates Nannochloropsis oculata and Haematococcus pluvialis from Nano Liquid Chromatography Coupled with Negative Electrospray Ionization 14.5 T Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry, Y. Corilo, et al., Energy Fuels, (2016) 30, 10, 8270–8276 See Science Highlight or Read online 

DNA Interactions Probed by Hydrogen Deuterium Exchange (HDX) Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry Confirm External Binding Sites on the Minichromosomal Maintenance (MCM) Helicase, B. W. Graham, et al., J. Biol. Chem, (2016) 291, 12467-12480 See Science Highlight or Read online 

Magnetic Torque Anomaly in the Quantum Limit of Weyl Semimetals, J.W. Moll, et al., Nature Communications, (2016) 7, 12492 See Science Highlight or Read online 

Anomalous Increase in Nematic-Isotropic Transition Temperature in Dimer Molecules Induced by a Magnetic Field, S. M. Salili, et al., Physical Review Letters, 116, 217801 (2016) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Evaluation of Nb3Sn superconductor for CERN's accelerator upgrade , C. Segal, et al., Superconductor Science and Technology, (2016), 29, 8. See Science Highlight or Read online