Happy Birthday, 900!

Put on your party hat and celebrate one of our flagship magnets and its decade of service to science.

MagLab scientists, engineers and other staff celebrate the 10th anniversary of the commissioning of the  900 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance magnet.

Phosphorene: "Just Right" for a Materials Revolution?

Read why black phosphorus may hit all the right buttons for next-generation electronics.

Illustration of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

From SciGirls to SciWomen

Ten years and 260 girls later, we look back at the impact of SciGirls, a unique, hands-on summer camp for girls who dig science.

Stephanie Reynolds, then and now.

To conduct, or to insulate? That is the question

Researchers working at the National MagLab have identified a material that behaves as a conductor and an insulator at the same time.

Aidan Zabalo

Bridge to Diversity

Through a program for underrepresented minorities, the MagLab is giving young scientists the tools and opportunities they need to complete their journey to a PhD.

Aidan Zabalo

Breaking the Tape

Using a groundbreaking material, the MagLab finishes first in the race for the world's strongest superconducting magnet.

YBCO tape.

The MagLab Measures Up

Dozens of measurement techniques are available to MagLab users, from dilatometry to thermometry.

Transmission pulsed ultrasound cell used at the High B/T Facility.

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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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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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


  • A Decade of Science on the Ultra-Wide-Bore 900 MHz NMR Spectrometer
    16 July 2015
    A Decade of Science on the Ultra-Wide-Bore 900 MHz NMR Spectrometer

    Ten years ago the 900 Ultra-Wide Bore magnet became available to an international user community for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy and Magnetic Resonance Imaging at the National High Magnetic Field Lab. Since then 69 publications have been published from this instrument spanning many disciplines and the number of publications per year continues to increase with 26 in just the past 18 months demonstrating that state of the art data continues to be collected on this superb magnet.

  • Quantum Oscillations in Black Phosphorus Two-dimensional Electron Gas
    16 July 2015
    Quantum Oscillations in Black Phosphorus Two-dimensional Electron Gas

    Black Phosphorus is a layered semiconducting material that can be thinned down to produce atomically thin crystals. These resulting crystals produce a two-dimensional electron gas 2DEG from the resulting quantum confinement of the electrons. Significant differences exist between the physical properties of the atomically thin crystals versus that of the bulk crystals. Zhang and co-workers were able to observe quantum oscillations  in black phosphorus allowing the characteristics of the 2DEG in atomically thin crystals to be elucidated.

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Featured Publications


Quantum oscillations in a two-dimensional electron gas in black phosphorus thin films, L. Li, et al., Nature Nanotechnology, 10, 608–613 (2015) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Paired single residue-transposed Lys-N and Lys-C digestions for label-free identification of N-terminal and C-terminal MS/MS peptide product ions: ultrahigh resolution Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry and tandem mass spectrometry for peptide de novo sequencing, N. C. Brownstein, et al., Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 29, 659-666 (2015) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Quasiparticle mass enhancement approaching optimal doping in a high-Tc superconductor, B. J. Ramshaw, et al., Science, 348:6232 (317-320). 2015 See Science Highlight or Read online 

An Investigation into the Longitudinal Identity Trajectories of Women in STEM, R. Hughes, Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 21(2), (2015) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Design of N2 Cooled Bi-2223 HTS Current Leads for use in 0.4 T Field for the NHMFL Series-Connected Hybrid Magnet, S. Marshall, et al., Adv. Cryog. Eng., 59B, 1018 (2014) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Pressure dependence of the exchange anisotropy in an organic ferromagnet, K. Thirunavukkuarasu, et al., Phys., Rev. B 91, 014412 (2015) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Isotropic round-wire multifilament cuprate superconductor for generation of magnetic fields above 30 T, D.C. Larbalestier, et al., Nature Materials., 13, 375–381 (2014) See Science Highlight or Read online