News

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25 February 2019

Ancient rocks provide clues about Earth's early history

MagLab data provide compelling evidence that extensive oxygenation took place in the ocean millions of years before the atmosphere’s “Great Oxidation Event.”

14 February 2019

A Feast for the Mind and Senses at 2019 MagLab Open House

Lab to serve up heaping portions of science at food-themed Open House on Feb. 23.

11 February 2019

Researchers stabilize color of light in next-gen material

Promising technique could be used to turn light into electricity and electricity into light.

24 January 2019

Unlocking graphene’s superconducting powers

With a twist and a squeeze, researchers discover a new method to manipulate the electrical conductivity of this game-changing "wonder material."

22 January 2019

New ‘architecture’ discovered in corn

Findings that “go against the textbooks” may improve biofuel production

7 January 2019

Scientists discover new way of creating a topological switch

Ultrafast manipulation of material properties with light could stimulate the development of novel electronics, including quantum computers.

21 December 2018

Quirky kindred compounds could crack quantum code

"Kondo metamagnet" is first in a family of eccentric quantum crystals

30 October 2018

Best Research of 2017

35 highlights out of 423 reports representing the best of life sciences, chemistry, magnet science and technology, and condensed matter physics.

25 September 2018

Grant to launch next-generation of superconducting magnets

With funding from the National Science Foundation, scientists and engineers will determine the best way to build a new class of record-breaking instruments.

10 August 2018

MagLab geochemist receives high professional honor

Vincent Salters joins the elite ranks of American Geophysical Union fellows.

2 August 2018

"Strange metals" just got stranger

A material already known for its unique behavior is found to carry current in a way never before observed.

11 July 2018

Ancient chlorophyll was pretty in pink

Using tools at the MagLab, scientists pinpoint pigments that are the oldest on record.

9 July 2018

Award to help MagLab scientist push research into marketplace

"GAP" award will help further breakthrough treatment system for next-generation superconducting magnets.

15 June 2018

New director named for Applied Superconductivity Center

Lance Cooley brings cool plans for developing superconducting materials and magnets.

11 June 2018

Prehistoric findings breathe new life into climate change impacts

Volcanic activity, declining ocean oxygen triggered mass extinction of ancient marine organisms.

7 June 2018

MagLab chemist wins prestigious career award

Martha Chacón-Patiño to jump-start collaboration that could advance both the treatment of cancer and the study of petroleum.

30 May 2018

Life recovered rapidly at impact site of dino-killing asteroid

MagLab geochemist Jeremy Owens analyzed ancient fossils for the multi-institutional study published today in Nature.

24 May 2018

International science leaders meet at the MagLab

The visit marked the first time the Group of Senior Officials for Global Infrastructures has met in the United States.

16 May 2018

Researchers control properties of graphene transistors using pressure

This research is a promising first step toward finding a way to use graphene as a transistor, an achievement that would have widespread applications.

30 April 2018

Scientists discover cheap fluid that could lead to cheap MRIs

Finding could make pricey, massive scanners a thing of the past.