Seeing Ancient Chlorophyll Through Rose-colored Glasses

Using tools at the MagLab, scientists pinpoint pink pigments that are the oldest on record.

Paleobiogeochemist Nur Gueneli.

Fun & Games with Data

High-field data comes in a boggling array of shapes, squiggles and colors. Play along as we try to figure out what it all means in the latest issue of fields magazine.

Fun & Games with Data graphic by Caroline McNiel

Imaging pH

Scientists are developing an MRI contrast agent that could help doctors map patient pH levels for the diagnosis and treatment of tissue inflammation, cancer and other conditions.

Left: pH-sensitive ratiometric response. Right: A pH map.

Insights into Iron-Based Superconductor

Scientists determined the Fermi surface of CaFeAsF and detected quantum oscillations.

Left: Quantum oscillations in CaFeAsF, Right: Fermi surface of CaFeAs.

Developing Superconductors for the Marketplace

A new grant is helping MagLab scientist Jun Lu develop a novel oxidization treatment for REBCO superconducting magnets.

MagLab physisist Jun Lu.

Research Initiatives

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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Research Initiatives - 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


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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Featured Publications

Phase diagram of URu2–xFexSi2 in high magnetic fields, S. Ran, et al., PNAS, 114, 37, 9826 (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Imaging current flow in the brain during transcranial electrical stimulation, A. K. Kasinadhuni, et al., Brain Stimulation, 10 (2017) 764-772 See Science Highlight or Read online 

Magneto-Electric Effects in Metal-Organic Quantum Magnet, L. Yin, et al., J. Low Temp. Phys., 187,627 (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Novel Metallofullerene Boosts Dynamic Nuclear Polarization, X. Wang, et al., Chem. Comm., 54, 2425-2428 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Ceramic Insulation for High-Temperature Superconducting Wire, H.Kandel, et al., Supercond. Sci. Technol., 28 (3) 035010 (2015) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Switchable Transmission of Quantum Hall Edge States in Bilayer Graphene, J. Li, et al., Physical Review Letters, 120, 057701 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Targeted Annotation of Peptides by Selective Infrared Multiphoton Dissociation Mass Spectrometry, N.B. Borotto, et al., Analytical Chemistry, 89, 8304-8310 (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Exciton States in a New Monolayer Semiconductor, A.V. Stier, et al., Physical Review Letters, 120, 057405 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online