News & Events

Phosphorene: "Just Right" for a Materials Revolution?

Read why black phosphorus may hit all the right buttons for next-generation electronics.

Illustration of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Happy Birthday, 900!

Put on your party hat and celebrate one of our flagship magnets and its decade of service to science.

MagLab scientists, engineers and other staff celebrate the 10th anniversary of the commissioning of the  900 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance magnet.

From SciGirls to SciWomen

Ten years and 260 girls later, we look back at the impact of SciGirls, a unique, hands-on summer camp for girls who dig science.

Stephanie Reynolds, then and now.

To conduct, or to insulate? That is the question

Researchers working at the National MagLab have identified a material that behaves as a conductor and an insulator at the same time.

Aidan Zabalo

Bridge to Diversity

Through a program for underrepresented minorities, the MagLab is giving young scientists the tools and opportunities they need to complete their journey to a PhD.

Aidan Zabalo

Breaking the Tape

Using a groundbreaking material, the MagLab finishes first in the race for the world's strongest superconducting magnet.

YBCO tape.

The MagLab Measures Up

Dozens of measurement techniques are available to MagLab users, from dilatometry to thermometry.

Transmission pulsed ultrasound cell used at the High B/T Facility.

Find out what's going on at the MagLab by reading the latest news and features, catching a quick video, or viewing our calendar.

Latest Videos

Marvelous Microwaves

At our June Science Café, MagLab scientist Thierry Dubroca talks about microwaves and how scientists use them to perform cutting-edge research.


Magnets as Masterpieces

MagLab Director Gregory Boebinger presented this talk at the lab April 2, 2015.


Strange Way to a Nobel

Eric Betzig, recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, discusses the path (including periods of unemployment) that led to the prize.


Science: What's to Love?

What's to love about science? Quite a lot, say visitors to our 2015 Open House. See why they think science is awesome ... then tell us what you love about science!


2015 Open House

This big, brainy and boisterous science extravaganza featured dozens of hands-on demos about magnetism, electricity and a whole lot more.

Latest News & Features


  • Five reasons phosphorene may be a new wonder material
    A material that you may never have heard of could be paving the way for a new electronic revolution.
    28 July 2015
  • Happy birthday, 900!
    We celebrate one of our flagship magnets and its decade of service to science.
    23 July 2015
  • Field trip of dreams
    If you build fun, hands-on, science excursions, the girls will come. That's what SciGirls Summer Camp is all about.
    20 July 2015
  • From SciGirls to SciWomen: A decade of SciGirls summer camp
    Ten years and 260 girls later, we look back at the impact of SciGirls, a unique, hands-on summer camp for girls who dig science, by talking to two former campers.
    7 July 2015
  • To conduct, or to insulate? That is the question
    Researchers working at the National MagLab have identified a material that behaves as a conductor and an insulator at the same time, challenging current understanding of how materials behave, and pointing to a new type of insulating state.
    2 July 2015
  • Bridge to diversity
    Getting a PhD in science is an arduous feat; for some minority students, it can be especially challenging. The MagLab is working to give these students the tools and opportunities they need to see their journey through.
    24 June 2015
  • MagLab claims record with novel superconducting magnet
    On the road toward a groundbreaking all-superconducting magnet, the MagLab successfully tests a prototype that is already in the record books.
    10 June 2015
  • MagLab veteran takes the helm of lab's ICR Facility
    Chris Hendrickson has been named director of lab's ICR Facility, just as the facility prepares to unveil a new world-record instrument built according to his design.
    7 May 2015
  • Like scientist ... like scion?
    Many scientists and engineers at the MagLab moonlight as moms and dads. What can they teach the layperson about raising scientists — or better kids?
    5 May 2015
  • Powerful software reveals crude oil's secrets
    A powerful new software package that interprets highly complex data for scientists studying crude oil is now available to researchers worldwide.
    30 April 2015
Last modified on 8 July 2015