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Snapshots of skyrmions in Fe5-xGeTe2

Tangles of interlaced magnetic fields hold promise for use as a basic unit in electronic information storage and quantum computing.


Thin, flexible, strong: MagLab research on the marvel of insect wings

Qubit Q&A

Chemist Danna Freedman explains superposition, decoherence and how they all add up to the most fun you could have with science.


What hides behind the elegantly simple line that describes the relationship between temperature and electrical resistance in certain materials? For so…

A Super (Lattice) Surprise

When physicists studied a superconducting material at very high fields, they were pleasantly amazed by what they saw.

National MagLab physicist Christianne Beekman has been awarded a prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation that will support research into new quantum materials.

Can thin films be designed for future quantum technologies? With a prestigious prize from the National Science Foundation, MagLab physicist Christiann…

Twisted Physics

Scientists probing the exotic, 2D realm are discovering astonishing behaviors that could revolutionize our 3D world.

Going Nano - Magnetism for miniaturization  banner

In physics, researchers are probing different kinds of super small nano-molecules for properties that will lead to the next generation of electronics.

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Why do electrons behave bizarrely near the surface of some materials? At the dividing line between two things, there’s often no hard line at all. Rath…

Research on topological materials done at the MagLab.

At the National MagLab, scientists have been experimenting for years on materials first dreamed up by the newest physics Nobel laureates decades ago.

Ryan Baumbach monitors a crystal growth..

Deep in their beautiful lattices, crystals hold secrets about the future of technology and science. Ryan Baumbach aims to find them.

A material that you may never have heard of could be paving the way for a new electronic revolution.

Physicist Irinel Chiorescu and his student

A scientist taps the sun's ancient power for cutting-edge research.