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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
High field uncovers magnetic properties in chains of copper ions
20 June 2019
The findings contribute to scientists' understanding of magnetic materials that could point the way to future applications.
Fifty Percent Boost for Niobium–tin
20 June 2019
MagLab users have modified the critical current of Nb3SN, a material that was thought to be fully exploited, and boosted its performance by 50%.
Safety at the Lab
What Scientists Do at the MagLab