Mark Your Calendars!

The MagLab's annual Open House will take place Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year's free, sports-themed event will offer hands-on science activities for all ages.

Open House Graphic by Caroline McNiel

How Sports Can Help Your Science

Looking for something to give you the edge in your research? Join the team.

MagLab lab Assistant Christopher Reis swims.

Who Will Win the Subatomic Smackdown?

When it comes to talent, versatility and the power to change the world, which atomic particle is the champ? Read the latest issue of fields magazine to find out!

Open House Graphic by Caroline McNiel

A Match Made in Physics

Whether with people, particles or the forces of physics, love always finds a way.

Cooper pair Graphic by Kevin John

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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Latest Science Highlights


  • 2D electron-hole "superconductor": Topological excitonic insulator
    31 January 2018
    2D electron-hole "superconductor": Topological excitonic insulator

    Decades ago a mechanism was proposed that described a quantum phase transition to an insulating ground state from a semi-metal (excitonic insulator, or EI) using very similar mechanics to those found in the BCS description of superconductivity. The discovery of this transition to an EI in InAs/GaSb quantum wells is striking not only for the long-sought experimental realization of important physics, but also the presence of recently proposed topological behavior.

  • Tweaked recipe delivers record current-carrying capacity in Bi-2212 wires
    30 November 2017
    Tweaked recipe delivers record current-carrying capacity in Bi-2212 wires

    MagLab-industry partnership ups the critical current density of this high-temperature superconductor by a third.

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Featured Publications


A magnetic topological semimetal Sr1-yMn1-zSb2(y, z < 0.1), J.Y. Liu, et al., Nature Materials, 16, 905–910 (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Bi-2223 High-Temperature Superconducting Test Coils for NMR Magnets, W.S. Marshall, et al., IEEE Trans Appl Supercond, 27, 4, (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Reversible magnetic switching in a new multifunctional molecular material, J. Vallejo, et al., Chem. Sci. 8, 3694-3702 (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Selective mass enhancement close to a quantum critical point, V. Grinenko, et al., Nature Scientific Reports, 7, 4589 (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Tracking lithium transport pathways in solid electrolytes for batteries, J. Zheng, et al., Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C7TA05832B See Science Highlight or Read online 

Permanent magnet materials without neodymium and dysprosium, D.R. brown, et al., MRS Advances, 1, 3, 227-233 (2016) See Science Highlight or Read online