MagLab in the News

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: | 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: | 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 16 November 2020