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3 May 2021

MagLab director named to National Academy of Sciences

Greg Boebinger, director of the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, has been named a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

22 April 2021

Researchers visualize the motion of vortices in superfluid turbulence

MagLab researchers visualized vortex tubes in a quantum fluid, findings that could help scientists better understand turbulence in quantum fluids, superconductors and beyond.

21 April 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.

19 April 2021

Improving high-temperature superconductor wire performance

New research to understand how processing impacts bismuth-based superconducting wires could help power future magnets or particle accelerators.

1 April 2021

International study discovers ancient meteoritic impact over Antarctica 430,000 years ago

Evidence indicates that this Antarctic airburst is the largest known airburst ever.

29 March 2021

World's strongest superconducting magnet open for science

Made with high-temperature superconductors, the National MagLab's newest instrument offers researchers strength and stability to explore quantum materials.

23 March 2021

New research on superconductivity in twisted bilayer graphene

A story of synergistic science showcases how theory and experimental research teamed up to yield first direct evidence of the nature of superconductivity in a promising material called magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene.

17 February 2021

MagLab Open House 2021 moves online

The science fun moves online with live virtual sessions, video demos, all-access virtual tours and online games.

10 February 2021

International study shows asteroids as past, possible future water source

New research finds evidence that Earth's water originated in asteroids.

20 January 2021

New agreement to bolster industry partnerships

Tallahassee Company MagCorp to Partner with National MagLab.

4 December 2020

MagLab physicist named AAAS fellow

Marcelo Jaime recognized for his contributions to experimental physics in high magnetic fields.

5 October 2020

Scientists find evidence of a spin liquid state in candidate material for quantum computers

A new experimental technique allowed physicists to precisely probe the electron spins of an intriguing compound and uncover unexpected behavior.

22 September 2020

MagLab superconductivity expert elected fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering

David Larbalestier is the first Florida State faculty member ever to receive the honor.

21 September 2020

Personal interactions are important drivers of STEM identity in girls

Research on MagLab science camp yields a framework for better understanding how to encourage girls and underrepresented minorities in STEM's most male-dominated field.

17 July 2020

MagLab awarded $1.5 million to develop better superconductors

Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will further research that will help make the next generation of high-energy particle accelerators.

13 July 2020

Sun, rain transform asphalt binder into potentially toxic compounds

MagLab researchers show that exposure to sun and water causes thousands of chemicals to leach from roads into the environment.

6 July 2020

2D semiconductors found to be close-to-ideal fractional Quantum Hall platform

Columbia researchers first to discover a quantum fluid—fractional quantum Hall states, one of the most delicate phases of matter—in a monolayer 2D semiconductor; finding could provide a unique test platform for future applications in quantum computing.

26 June 2020

Geochemists solve mystery of Earth's vanishing crust

Using a novel technique, researchers uncover secrets hidden deep below the surface of our planet.

15 May 2020

"Water wires" may play bigger role in cell functions

New insights challenge current understanding of how ion transport through some cell membranes works.

14 May 2020

New NMR director takes the helm

As head of nuclear magnetic resonance at the MagLab's Tallahassee headquarters, Rob Schurko hopes to expand capabilities and build new magnets.