2019 News

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.

11 April 2019

Student employee recognized for excellence with regional award

A young computer programmer was surprised by not one, but two awards for building systems crucial to running the lab's magnets.

9 April 2019

MagLab chemist receives high honor from Florida State

Lab veteran Tim Cross has been named 2019-2020 Lawton Distinguished Professor by his peers.

28 March 2019

Researchers discover sodium-migraine link before pain occurs

Findings clarify the role of sodium increase early in migraines and point to the region where symptoms may start.

28 March 2019

High-performance microscope will take research to next level

State-of-the-art instrument will be used in materials and next-generation magnet research.

27 March 2019

In ancient oceans, oxygen loss triggered mass extinction

In findings that could shed light on current climate changes, researchers find conclusive evidence linking rising sea levels and lowering oxygen levels to decimation of marine species.

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.