MagLab in the News

  • 2021

    New pulsed magnet reveals a new state of matter in Kondo insulator

    A recent series of experiments leveraged some of the nation's highest-powered nondestructive magnets to reveal an exotic new phase of matter at high magnetic fields.

    Source: Science Daily | Published: April 20, 2021

     

    New pulsed magnet reveals a new state of matter in Kondo insulator

    The experiment is the first to use the new duplex magnet at the National MagLab’s Pulsed Field Facility at Los Alamos.

    Source: New Wise | Published: April 19, 2021

     
     

    Understanding Turbulence: Vortices in Quantum Fluid Visualized

    Researchers from the Florida State University created a visualization of moving vortices in a quantum fluid, presenting their study's details in the article "Superdiffusion of quantized vortices uncovering scaling laws in quantum turbulence," appearing in the latest Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

    Source: The Science Times | Published: April 9, 2021

     

    Engineering researchers visualize the motion of vortices in superfluid turbulence

    Researchers have managed to visualize the vortex tubes in a quantum fluid, findings that could help researchers better understand turbulence in quantum fluids and beyond.

    Source: Science Daily | Published: April 8, 2021

     

    Manufacturing Bits: April 5

    The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory or MagLab has opened the world’s strongest superconducting magnet to users.

    Source: Semiconductor Engineering | Published: April 5, 2021

     

    Mag Lab partners with Tallahassee firm to market science to industries

    A new collaboration model between the National MagLab and a private Tallahassee company can now be leveraged to provide solutions for magnetically enabled technologies, including medical technology, textiles, manufacturing, consumer products & defense

    Source: Tallahassee Democrat | Published: January 25, 2021

     
  • 2020

    What a magnetized iron screwdriver can teach us about the post-COVID economy

    What is hysteresis and how does it relate to both #physics and the post COVID-19 economy? Listen to this story from Marketplace featuring MagLab researcher Liz Green for the explanation.

    Source: MarketPlace.org | Published: December 2, 2020

     

    OK, What is room-temperature superconducting and will it change everything?

    MagLab Chief Materials Scientist David Larbalestier explains the magic of superconductivity and how recent discoveries show we're closer than ever to developing potentially world-changing technology.

    Source: Vice.com | Published: November 6, 2020

     

    FAMU-FSU Engineering student awarded esteemed fellowship from U.S. Department of Energy

    MagLab graduate student is selected for the DOE's Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program to study superconductivity in REBCO at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

    Source: FSU News | Published: November 5, 2020

     

    Teachers play a critical role in shaping girls' future as coders

    Girls ages 10 to 12 can come to see themselves as coders in as little as a week. However, if educators recognize girls only for when they play a background role and help others, but not when they are more assertive and confident, then they may not develop their assertiveness and confidence in a way that enables them to succeed as coders.

    Source: The Conversation | Published: October 12, 2020

     

    National Science Foundation awards FSU chemical engineer more than $1 million for bacteria research

    A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researcher has received more than $1 million to investigate bacteria-related dynamics in one of two new projects supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support investigations that have the potential to impact societal health by supporting new diagnosis and treatment methods for diseases. One award is through FAMU and the other through Howard University, both historically Black universities, in a multi-institutional partnership with the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

    Source: FSU News | Published: September 24, 2020

     

    Physicists Just Discovered a Brand New Type of Superconductor

    New research has identified a g-wave superconductor for the first time, a major development in this area of physics.

    Source: Science Alert | Published: September 23, 2020

     

    The Hall effect links superconductivity and quantum criticality in a strange metal

    In a recent paper published in Nature Physics, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) and Los Alamos National Laboratory showed that in the strange metal, BaFe2(As1−xPx)2, superconductivity and quantum criticality are linked by what is known as the Hall effect. Experiments in high magnetic fields at the National MagLab's Pulsed Field Facility were critical to the findings.

    Source: Nature Physics | Published: September 14, 2020

     

    The glue that holds our roads together could become toxic when exposed to sun and rain

    Researchers have discovered that sunlight and rain might turn certain compounds in asphalt into potentially dangerous hydrocarbons, threatening the surrounding environment and people.

    Source: ScienceAlert | Published: July 19, 2020

     

    Earth has been recycling crust for most of its history

    New research from the MagLab Geochemistry group suggests roughly 5 to 6 percent of the Earth's mantle is made up of recycled crust and that Earth has been producing new crust at a similar rate for most of the planet's history.

    Source: UPI | Published: June 26, 2020

     

    The Magnetic Capital of the World

    Home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, the only facility of its kind in the United States, Tallahassee is attracting world-class companies eager to capitalize on high-caliber magnetics research and resources.

    Source: Florida Trends | Published: June 7, 2020

     

    Theoretical breakthrough shows quantum fluids rotate by corkscrew mechanism

    Scientists performed simulations of merging rotating superfluids, revealing a peculiar corkscrew-shaped mechanism that drives the fluids into rotation without the need for viscosity.

    Source: Science Daily | Published: June 1, 2020

     

    FAMU Professor Awarded National Science Foundation Excellence in Research Grant

    This new NSF grant to advance an understanding of the role of predators of bacteria in controlling and structuring bacteria and the cycling of nutrients in the environment was awarded to FAMU School of the Environment Professor Henry Neal Williams, Ph.D. and features a multi-institutional partnership with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University and Virginia Union University. MagLab researcher Dr. Huan Chen is a co-PI on the grant and plans to use unique MagLab instruments to help yield discoveries.

    Source: FAMU Forward | Published: May 27, 2020

     

    New Findings on "Water Wires" Contradict Computational Models That Have Been Accepted for Decades

    Researchers at the National MagLab is upends decades-long assumptions about how water wires interact with proteins.

    Source: SciTechDaily | Published: May 13, 2020

     

    Laboratory Management Lessons from COVID-19 So Far

    National MagLab experiences are included in this article on finding the positives of working remotely and using virtual tools to keep things light.

    Source: Lab Manager | Published: May 12, 2020

     

    Superfuids may merge via corkscrew mechanism

    Scientists at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have made a discovery in fluid dynamics that is truly worth uncorking a bottle of fine wine.

    Source: Phys.org | Published: March 31, 2020

     

    Mag Lab Hosts Silver Anniversary Open House

    A silver anniversary open house at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory on Saturday, Feb. 18 was attracting big crowds. The event had several new features to make the occasion even more festive.

    Source: WFSU | Published: February 24, 2020

     

    Time is theme for MagLab's 25th anniversary open house

    In honor of its silver anniversary, the National MagLab has designed this weekend’s Open House event around the theme of time.

    Source: Tallahassee Democrat | Published: February 18, 2020

     

    Making Molecular Maps of Tissue

    Using a uniquely powerful instrument, scientists at the MagLab have refined a technique called mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) that translates reams of data into detailed visuals of the molecular makeup of biological samples.

    Source: Technology Networks | Published: January 28, 2020

     

    MagLab researcher wins FSU MLK Award

    MagLab Researcher Huan Chen awarded FSU Martin Luther King, Jr Distinguished Service Award for advancing the diversity and research mission of the lab and increasing opportunities for underrepresented individuals to engage and contribute to the high quality research at both the lab and FSU.

    Source: FSU News | Published: January 23, 2020

Last modified on 29 April 2021