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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.

30 March 2020

"Superfluids" may merge via corkscrew-like mechanism

A model predicts that, unlike the eddies found in classical fluids, a corkscrew-shaped structure transfers rotation from one drop of quantum fluid to another, shedding light on the behaviour of dark matter and neutron stars.

16 March 2020

New Magnet Design Aces First Test

The successful test of concept shows that the novel design, using a high-temperature superconductor, could help power tomorrow's particle accelerators, fusion machines and research magnets.

14 February 2020

Explore the Science of Time at Silver Anniversary Open House

On Feb. 22, the lab opens its doors once again, inviting science lovers of all ages to do hands-on activities related to space, time and all things fun and nerdy.

23 January 2020

MagLab scientists capture molecular maps of animal tissue with unprecedented detail

Enabled by a world-record instrument, the images convey vast amounts of data that could be useful in health and pharmaceutical research.

24 October 2019

Laura Greene awarded 2019 Gold Medal Award

MagLab Chief Scientist Laura Greene recognized by the Tallahassee Scientific Society for her exemplary career achievements in science and contributions to science education and outreach.

7 October 2019

Rare "Lazarus superconductivity" observed in promising material

In a uranium-based compound once dismissed as boring, scientists watched superconductivity arise, perish, then return to life under the influence of high magnetic fields.

30 August 2019

Oxygen Depletion In Ancient Oceans Caused Major Mass Extinction

New study resolves a longstanding paleoclimate mystery.

21 August 2019

New director named for MagLab's High B/T Facility

Rising from his post as deputy director, Mark Meisel plans to introduce new instruments and techniques to the facility.

22 July 2019

Two MagLab scientists recognized with prestigious NSF awards

Physicist Christianne Beekman and chemist Yan-Yan Hu have been recognized as outstanding early-career researchers by the National Science Foundation.

19 July 2019

$3.3 million NIH grant to fund MagLab research

Researchers at the National MagLab will study the role sodium plays in this painful disease and test treatments that could offer relief.

12 July 2019

Researchers team up to make better batteries

Researchers see promise in a cheaper, safer alternative to lithium batteries.

10 July 2019

Physicists' finding could revolutionize information transmission

Move aside, electrons; it's time to make way for the trion.

25 June 2019

Research reveals exotic quantum states in double-layer graphene

A new study reveals a suite of quantum Hall states that have not been seen previously, shedding new light on the nature of electron interactions in quantum systems and establishing a potential new platform for future quantum computers.

24 June 2019

Tropical soil disturbance could be hidden source of carbon dioxide

Using powerful instruments at the National MagLab, scientists discovered that older dissolved organics from deforested areas were more energy-rich, and potentially more harmful to the planet.

18 June 2019

Electron (or 'Hole') pairs may survive effort to kill superconductivity

Emergence of unusual metallic state supports role of "charge stripes" in formation of charge-carrier pairs essential to resistance-free flow of electrical current.

12 June 2019

With mini magnet, National MagLab creates world-record magnetic field

The compact coil could lead to a new generation of magnets for biomedical research, nuclear fusion reactors and many applications in between.

31 May 2019

Scientists discover thermoelectric properties in promising class of materials

In a crystalline structure that locks a heavy atom in a metal cage, scientists find a key to materials that can turn heat into electricity, and vice versa.

22 May 2019

"Superhydride" shows superconductivity at record-warm temperature

In a hydrogen-packed compound squeezed to ultra-high pressures, scientists have observed electrical current with zero resistance tantalizingly close to room temperature.