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Uncorking Superfluid Secrets

A model predicts that an unexpected corkscrew structure transfers rotation from one drop of quantum fluid to another.

The team's numerical modelling predicted the effects of a rotating drop of Bose-Einstein condensate (the lower shape) merging with a static drop (above it). A corkscrew-like structure reflecting the evolving condensate density emerged, showing an entirely different mechanism of transferring rotation than exists in classical fluids.

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New Tool Helps See Ion Binding

This analytical tool helps describe and visualize the results of magnetic resonance experiments in the presence of in vivo ion binding.

The computer based analytical tool is illustrated by visualization of the TQ MR signals inside the traditional TQ RF pulse sequence used to detect bound ions.

Alzheimer’s Advances

High resolution MRI could help monitor and predict the progression of Alzheimer’s disease or even suggest new treatment methods.

Resting state functional MRI at 11.1T revealed the effects on brain microstructures and intrinsic activity due to β-amyloid (Aβ) plaque deposits and inflammation, as indicated by the presence of the inflammatory protein interleukin-6 (IL6).

Topological Semimetals

High magnetic fields are an important tool for discovering and understanding these unique materials that could lead to functional quantum devices.

Figure: (left) Raw quantum oscillation data as the applied magnetic field is tilted away from the a-axis. (right) Angular dependence of the three main orbits.

New Magnet Design Aces First Test

The test shows that the novel design, using the high-temperature superconductor REBCO, could help power tomorrow's particle accelerators, fusion machines and research magnets.

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Latest News & Features


  • "Superfluids" may merge via corkscrew-like mechanism
    A model predicts that, unlike the eddies found in classical fluids, a corkscrew-shaped structure transfers rotation from one drop of quantum fluid to another, shedding light on the behaviour of dark matter and neutron stars.
    30 March 2020
  • New Magnet Design Aces First Test
    The successful test of concept shows that the novel design, using a high-temperature superconductor, could help power tomorrow's particle accelerators, fusion machines and research magnets.
    16 March 2020
  • Explore the Science of Time at Silver Anniversary Open House
    On Feb. 22, the lab opens its doors once again, inviting science lovers of all ages to do hands-on activities related to space, time and all things fun and nerdy.
    14 February 2020
  • A Conversation with Jeremy Owens
    Thanks to funding from a prestigious fellowship, this MagLab geochemist will learn more about ancient climate change and shed light on modern climate change in the process.
    12 February 2020
Last modified on 8 February 2018