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9 October 2017

Scientists observe exotic quantum particle in bilayer graphene

Physicists prove a 30-year-old theory — the even-denominator fractional quantum Hall state — and establish bilayer graphene as a promising platform that could lead to quantum computation.

4 October 2017

Heavy element defies simple quantum mechanics

The behavior of berkelium prompts chemists to rethink what's going on inside heavy elements.

27 September 2017

$1M grant to help researchers deliver big savings on big motors

Engineers to develop greener, cheaper technology

22 August 2017

MagLab reclaims record for strongest resistive magnet

The new 41.4-tesla instrument reclaims a title for the lab and paves the way for breakthroughs in physics and materials research.

10 August 2017

Physicists find strange state of matter in superconducting crystal

Discovery could help scientists better understand exotic behaviors of electrons.

2 August 2017

MagLab receives $5.8M to develop biomedical technology

Federal grant to fund new tools for biology research in high magnetic fields

28 July 2017

New research advances knowledge toward more efficient electronics

Looking for better ways to power electronics, topological semimetals may hold the answer.

19 July 2017

New research explores good and bad news on climate change

Looking at environmental changes that occurred in ancient Earth, a research team finds new evidence of how the planet may handle excess carbon dioxide in the future.

11 May 2017

Best Research of 2016

35 highlights out of 474 reports representing the best of life sciences, chemistry, magnet science and technology, and condensed matter physics.

19 April 2017

Eminent scientist to join National MagLab

Lance Cooley, an expert in the field of applied superconductivity, will join the lab this summer.

12 April 2017

American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects lab director

Greg Boebinger becomes third MagLab scientist elected by his peers to one of the nation's most prestigious groups.

20 February 2017

MagLab rolls out red carpet for science at Open House

Featuring 100 demonstrations, the 2017 Open House will showcase the drama, romance and mystery of science.

24 January 2017

Mini magnet packs world-record, one-two punch

Game-changing technology may hold the key to ever-stronger magnets needed by scientists.

14 December 2016

MagLab chemist elected to National Academy of Inventors

Alan Marshall has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

7 December 2016

MagLab chemist honored for research

A MagLab chemist has won a prestigious award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science that recognizes promising female scientists in the early stages of their career.

21 November 2016

MagLab trio named AAAS fellows

The physicists have been recognized for their contributions to innovation, education and scientific leadership.

9 November 2016

National MagLab racks up new record with hybrid magnet

Combining tremendous strength with a high-quality field, the MagLab’s newest instrument promises big advances in interdisciplinary research.

10 October 2016

Enhancing the superconducting properties of an iron-based material

Scientists pioneer method that enables material to carry more electrical current without resistance at a higher temperature.

28 September 2016

Funding to add x-rays to MagLab's research mix

A new x-ray instrument will become the strongest of its kind thanks to the power of the MagLab’s flagship split helix magnet.

22 September 2016

New grant taps into MagLab's educational expertise

A new three-year, $1.2 million grant will change the way girls are taught science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in informal educational settings around the country.