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.
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!
A Match Made in Physics
Whether with people, particles or the forces of physics, love always finds a way.
Do You Believe in Magnets?
If you don’t now, you will by the end of this music video about the great science our magnets make possible.
Sparking an Interest in Science
The MagLab's Carlos R. Villa has been nationally recognized for excellence in informal science education.
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
2D electron-hole "superconductor": Topological excitonic insulator
31 January 2018
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
MagLab-industry partnership ups the critical current density of this high-temperature superconductor by a third.
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