How Do MRI Machines Work?
Watch the latest episode of See-Thru Science to learn how radio waves and strong magnets combine to create pictures of the inside of our bodies.
Pinning and Melting in a Quantum Wigner Crystal
Scientists working at the MagLab stablished experimental evidence for the long sought-after transition of a small, two-dimensional sheet of electrons to a solid state.
New State in Tantanum Arsenide
For the first time, using very strong magnets and very low temperatures, scientists have observed a phenomenon known as the chiral anomaly.
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
Destruction of Weyl nodes and a new state in tantanum arsenide above 80 teslas
17 September 2018
Weyl metals such as tantanum arsenide (TaAs) are predicted to have novel properties arising from a chirality of their electron spins. Scientists induced an imbalance between the left- and right-handed spin states, resulting in a topologically protected current. This was the first time this phenomenon, known as the chiral anomaly, has been observed.
Pinning and melting of a quantum Wigner crystal
17 September 2018
This research established experimental evidence for the long sought-after transition of a small, two-dimensional sheet of electrons to a solid state.
Making a non-heme oxoiron(IV) complex a better oxidant
21 August 2018
This work investigates a series of oxoiron complexes that serve as models towards understanding the mechanism of catalysis for certain iron-containing enzymes.
Manipulating the ferryl tilt in a non-heme oxoiron(IV) complex that makes the complex a better oxidant, W. Rasheed, et al., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 57, 9387-9391 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online
1.1 billion-year-old porphyrins evidence photosynthesis 600 million years earlier than previously established, N. Guineli, et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 115, 1-9 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online
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