Superconductivity Warms Up
In a hydrogen-packed compound squeezed to ultra-high pressure, scientists have observed superconductivity at record-warm temperatures.
How to Whip Up New Physics
Sometimes, science can be a bit like making a good sandwich — but one a little more complex than your average PB&J. Read more in fields magazine.
Getting to the Bottom of Deepwater Horizon
Thanks to the MagLab’s expertise and unique instruments, a geochemist finds a treasure trove of oil-spill data buried beneath the sea.
MagLab Chemist Receives High Honor from Florida State
Tim Cross has been named 2019-2020 Lawton Distinguished Professor by his peers.
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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Latest Science Highlights
NMR-based Metabolomics of Coral with Resistance to Bleaching
15 May 2019
Three variants of the coral species A cervicornis were found to have unique metabolic signatures that can be distinguished by NMR spectroscopy. Differing levels of the metabolite trimethylamine-N-oxide, an important compound that protects against nitrogen overload, can distinguish the three variants studied. Understanding how species vary metabolically, and how that translates to species survival in stressed environments, may help us to establish desirable traits that could help with restoration and other interventions.
Evidence Supporting BiPd as a Topological Superconductor
15 May 2019
The observation of topological states coupled with superconductivity represents an opportunity for scientists to manipulate nontrivial superconducting states via the spin-orbit interaction. While superconductivity has been extensively studied since its discovery in 1910, the advent of topological materials gives scientists a new avenue to explore quantum matter. BiPd is being studied using "MagLab-sized fields" by scientists from LSU in an effort to determine if it is indeed a topological superconductor.
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