Virtual Classroom Visits
Bring a MagLab educator to your class virtually this school year for FREE outreach lessons or a virtual tour.
Want to take part in the virtual 2022 Theory Winter School on January 10 to 14 about non-equilibrium quantum matter? Register now.
Undergrads at the Lab
These 20 undergrads had a summer research experience at the MagLab. Watch their 3-minute video summary of the cool stuff they studied and learned.
This first phase coherent nuclear spin experiment in the MagLab's 32T superconducting magnet is a seminal development for NMR technology.
This new device tests superconducting cables without the high helium consumption associated with traditional current leads.
Meet Ingrid Stolt
What's it like to be a remote user at the National MagLab? Learn from this frequent MagLab user who performed experiments on the 32T from across the country.
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
Testing REBCO Critical Current Using a Superconducting Transformer
20 August 2021
A new device enables the testing of superconducting cables to high current without the high helium consumption associated with traditional current leads. This superconducting transformer will play an important role in testing cables needed for next-generation superconducting magnets.
First Spin Coherence Measurements in the MagLab's 32T Superconducting Magnet
20 August 2021
The MagLab's 32 T all-superconducting magnet is now serving users at full field. An early experiment in the magnet identified an important milestone on the road to quantum computers.
New High-Magnetic-Field Thermometers for Sub-Millikelvin Temperatures
22 July 2021
This highlight focuses on the development of new thermometry required to study quantum materials and phenomena in high magnetic fields and at ultralow temperatures. The team has demonstrated that exceedingly small quartz tuning forks bathed in liquid 3He maintain a constant calibration that is magnetic field independent, thereby opening the use of these devices as new sensors of the response of quantum systems.
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
Dissolved Organic Matter in Arctic Rivers: Synchronous Molecular Stability, Shifting Sources and Subsidies, M.I. Behnke, et al., Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 35, e2020GB006871 (2021), See Science Highlight or Read online
HTS NMR Probe Tracks Metabolism Cycles During Insect Dormancy, C. Chen, et al., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS), 118 (1), 603118 (2021), See Science Highlight or Read online
Tracking the Potential for Damage in Nb3Sn Superconducting Coils from the Hardness of Surrounding Copper, S. Balachandran, et al., Superconductor Science and Technology, 34, 025001 (2021) See Science Highlight or Read online
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