Quantum Nitride Materials
Can a widely-used, mature nitride system hold the key to quantum technologies of the future?
Hot-Bronze Thin Film
MagLab researchers have discovered a new fabrication of Nb3Sn that will could yield compact, portable accelerators for industrial, medical and environmental applications.
New research reveals molecular architecture of fungal cell walls and the structural responses to stresses, work that could help develop more effective anti fungal medications for millions.
Researchers develop a novel design for a magnetic levitation-based low-gravity simulator that promises to break new group for future space research.
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
Novel "hot-bronze" Nb3Sn for compact accelerators
22 November 2021
A new "hot bronze" thin film growth recipe was developed to produce high quality superconducting Niobium-Tin (Nb3Sn) films that are easier to fabricate and that outperform existing technologies.
New quantum tricks in nitride materials
22 November 2021
Gallium nitride (GaN) and Niobium nitride (NbN) are widely used in today's technologies: GaN is used to make blue LEDs and high-frequency transistors while NbN is used to make infrared light detectors. This experiment explores whether a nitride-based device may be relevant for quantum technologies of the future.
Sunlight converts plastics into diverse chemical mixtures
25 October 2021
Sunlight can chemically transform plastics from consumer plastic bags into complex chemical mixtures that leach into the ocean. Understanding the impact of plastic pollution requires advanced analytical techniques that can identify transformed plastic molecules in water samples, and requires instrumentation only available at the Maglab.
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
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