2019 Features

22 July 2019

Practice makes imperfect

With a prestigious prize from the National Science Foundation, MagLab chemist Yan-Yan Hu hopes to boost the performance of materials by engineering them with the best possible flaws.

22 July 2019

Spinning electrons into technology gold

With a prestigious prize from the National Science Foundation, MagLab physicist Christianne Beekman will do "atomic-level engineering" on ultra-thin materials with promising properties.

24 June 2019

Crossing a Mack truck with a Ferrari

Two MagLab teams tried marrying vastly different technologies to build a new type of magnet: the Series Connected Hybrid. Decades later, has the oddball pairing panned out?

31 May 2019

Hurricane Season at the MagLab

Located in a region prone to hurricanes, the National MagLab is ready to weather any storm.

17 April 2019

Getting to the bottom of Deepwater Horizon’s impact

Thanks to the MagLab’s expertise and unique instruments, a geochemist finds a treasure trove of oil-spill data buried beneath the sea.