This Week at the Lab ...

Our renewal proposal takes center stage in a sort of science version of the TV show “America’s Got Talent.”

MagLab's Got Talent

Getting to the Bottom of Berkelium

Probing the cryptic bottom row of the periodic table, MagLab scientists uncover secrets of the highly radioactive element berkelium in the journal Science.

illustration of berkelium decaying

MagLab Measures a Megabeast

When documentary filmmakers needed to know the bite force of a prehistoric crocodile, they knew just where to go.

Cow skull before and after being crushed

Research Gems are Creme de la Creme

We skimmed from the top to select the very best interdisciplinary research enabled by our magnets last year.

Best of 2015 research

A Global Resource

In 2015, the MagLab worked with 1,615 scientists from more than 300 universities, labs and companies around the globe. Find out who they are and where they're from.

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Research Initiatives

Research Initiatives - Materials

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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Research Initiatives - Energy

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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Research Initiatives - Life

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


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Featured Publications


Evaluation of Nb3Sn superconductor for CERN's accelerator upgrade , C. Segal, et al., Superconductor Science and Technology, (2016), 29, 8. See Science Highlight or Read online 

Detection of "free" oxide ions in low-silica Ca/Mg silicate glasses: Results from 17O→29Si HETCOR NMR , H.Z. Gan, et al., J. Non-Cryst. Solids, (2016), 445-446, 1-6. See Science Highlight or Read online 

Crystallization of spin superlattices with pressure and field in the layered magnet SrCu2(BO3)2. , S. Haravifard, et al., Nat. Commun., (2016), 7, 11956. doi:10.1038/ncomms11956. See Science Highlight or Read online 

EPR Studies of Supramolecular Aggregates of Single-Molecule Magnets , T. N. Nguyen, et al., Science Chem. Sci, (2016), 7, 1156-1173. See Science Highlight or Read online 

New Fractional Fractal Quantum Hall States in Graphene , L. Wang, et al., Science, (2015), 350, 1231-1234. See Science Highlight or Read online 

Enhancing coherence in molecular spin qubits via atomic clock transitions, Shiddiq, M., et al., Nature, (2016), 531, 348-351. Read online