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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.

23 April 2018

MagLab completes world-class magnet for European partners

When fully installed, the new instrument will be one of the two most powerful magnets on the planet.

2 April 2018

National MagLab to receive $184M NSF renewal grant

The National Science Foundation announces five-year funding grant for continued operation of the world’s most powerful magnet lab.

7 March 2018

"Subatomic Smackdown" rallies physics fans to pick a particle

Scientists and science communicators team up in playful bout that engages physics fans worldwide.

23 January 2018

MagLab "champion for teaching" to receive national award

Veteran educator recognized for inspiring kids about science outside the classroom.

9 January 2018

Researchers develop new technique to build monolayer electronic devices

A unique way to bond together single-layer semiconductors opens a door to new nanotechnologies.

12 December 2017

New world-record magnet fulfills superconducting promise

Made with high-temperature superconductors, the National MagLab's newest instrument shatters a world record and opens new frontiers in science.

20 November 2017

MagLab theorist named AAAS fellow

Efstratios Manousakis is recognized for his important contributions to computational physics.