2017 News

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.

3 November 2017

APS honors MagLab-affiliated scientists

Eleven scientists recognized for their remarkable contributions to physics.

1 November 2017

NIH funds grant to combat stroke

Researchers will develop new treatments to prevent deadly condition.

23 October 2017

$1 million grant will advance compact particle accelerators

The DOE effort foresees a slew of health, environmental and safety applications.

19 October 2017

Study on motor neuron proteins lands on cover of Cell

Research sheds new light on the formation of harmful structures that can lead to neurodegenerative diseases.

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.