Superconductivity Warms Up

In a hydrogen-packed compound squeezed to ultra-high pressure, scientists have observed superconductivity at record-warm temperatures.

Physicist Mikhail Eremets (pictured here at the National MagLab) led his team to the discovery of superconductivity at a record-high temperature in lanthanum hydride, a so-called "superhydride."

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.

Paper Magnets

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.

Geochemist Isabel Romero.

MagLab Chemist Receives High Honor from Florida State

Tim Cross has been named 2019-2020 Lawton Distinguished Professor by his peers.

MagLab scientist Tim Cross, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Florida State University, has been named the university’s 2019-2020 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor.

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


  • NMR-based Metabolomics of Coral with Resistance to Bleaching
    15 May 2019
    NMR-based Metabolomics of Coral with Resistance to Bleaching

    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
    Evidence Supporting BiPd as a Topological Superconductor

    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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Featured Publications


NMR-based Metabolomics of Coral with Resistance to Bleaching, K. E. Lohr, et al., Nature Scientific Reports, 9, 6067 (2019) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Evidence Supporting BiPd as a Topological Superconductor, M. A. Khan, et al., Phys. Rev. B Rapid Commun., 99, 020507 (2019) See Science Highlight or Read online 

In-House Fabrication of Outsert Coil 1 for the 100T Pulsed Magnet, D. N. Nguyen, et al., IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, v 26, n 4, June 2016 See Science Highlight or Read online 

High-magnetic-field MRI brain studies of disease markers, T. Roussel, et al., NMR in Biomedicine, 31, 11, e3995 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Even denominator fractional quantum Hall states in monolayer graphene, A. A. Zibrov, et al., Nature Physics, 14, 930-935 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Molecular Movements Within T-cells that Activate the Immune Responses that Attack Infected or Diseased Cells, K.N. Brazin, et al., Immunity, 49, 1 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Uncovering the Secrets of Fungal Cell Wall Architecture , X. Kang, et al., Nature communications, 9 (1), 2747 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Functionalizing Molecular Nanocarbon with Fluorine Atoms, A. Moreno-Vicente, et al., Carbon, 129, 750-757 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Quasi-2D to 3D Fermi surface topology change in Nd-doped CeCoIn5, J. Klotz, et al., Phys. Rev. B Rapid Commun., 98, 081105 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Destruction of Weyl nodes and a New State in TaAs above 80 Teslas, B.J. Ramshaw, et al., Nature Communications, 9: 2217 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online