Understanding Iron-Containing Enzymes
Recent experiments could lead to “greener” chemical synthesis and new antibiotics targeting pathogenic organisms.
Geochemist Honored by American Geophysical Union
The MagLab's Vincent Salters has been elected an AGU fellow by his peers.
"Strange Metals" Just Got Stranger
A material already known for its unique behavior is found to carry current in a way never before observed.
Fun & Games with Data
High-field data comes in a boggling array of shapes, squiggles and colors. Play along as we try to figure out what it all means in the latest issue of fields magazine.
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
Destruction of Weyl nodes and a new state in tantanum arsenide above 80 teslas
17 September 2018
Weyl metals such as tantanum arsenide (TaAs) are predicted to have novel properties arising from a chirality of their electron spins. Scientists induced an imbalance between the left- and right-handed spin states, resulting in a topologically protected current. This was the first time this phenomenon, known as the chiral anomaly, has been observed.
Pinning and melting of a quantum Wigner crystal
17 September 2018
This research established experimental evidence for the long sought-after transition of a small, two-dimensional sheet of electrons to a solid state.
Making a non-heme oxoiron(IV) complex a better oxidant
21 August 2018
This work investigates a series of oxoiron complexes that serve as models towards understanding the mechanism of catalysis for certain iron-containing enzymes.
Manipulating the ferryl tilt in a non-heme oxoiron(IV) complex that makes the complex a better oxidant, W. Rasheed, et al., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 57, 9387-9391 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online
1.1 billion-year-old porphyrins evidence photosynthesis 600 million years earlier than previously established, N. Guineli, et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 115, 1-9 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online
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