2021 News

6 December 2021

MagLab educator named 2021 Gold Medal awardee

Carlos R. Villa who is usually surrounded by K-12 students now joins a list of prestigious honorees recognized by the Tallahassee Scientific Society for his contributions to science education

29 November 2021

New material could be two superconductors in one

New research has potential applications in quantum computing and introduces a new way to measure the secrets of superconductivity.

22 November 2021

Understanding how pathogenic fungi build their carbohydrate armor

Molecular architecture of fungal cell walls and the structural responses to stresses revealed in new paper.

4 November 2021

Low-gravity simulator design offers new avenues for space research

As humanity continues its exploration of the universe, the low-gravity environment of space presents unusual challenges for scientists and engineers.

19 October 2021

$1M Department of Energy grant to explore clean energy materials

New funding will explore the mysteries of the Platinum group elements to investigate possible alternatives to rare and expensive materials used in an array of clean energy applications.

3 October 2021

NSF grant funds new 40T superconducting magnet design

The world's next most powerful superconducting magnet will be designed at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

22 September 2021

National Maglab Chief Scientist Appointed to President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

Laura Greene is joining a prestigious group of advisors on US science and technology. 

2 August 2021

MagLab Researchers find Oxygen Spike Coincided with Ancient Global Extinction

Researchers believe the ocean oxygenation occurred over a few tens of thousands of years, a very brief period in Earth’s geological history.

29 July 2021

Chaotic electrons heed 'limit' in strange metals

Researchers define calculation framework to explain why electrons traveling in any direction in a strange metal follow the "Planckian limit.”

3 May 2021

MagLab director named to National Academy of Sciences

Greg Boebinger, director of the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, has been named a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

22 April 2021

Researchers visualize the motion of vortices in superfluid turbulence

MagLab researchers visualized vortex tubes in a quantum fluid, findings that could help scientists better understand turbulence in quantum fluids, superconductors and beyond.

21 April 2021

New pulsed magnet reveals a new state of matter in Kondo insulator

The experiment is the first to use the new duplex magnet at the National MagLab's Pulsed Field Facility at Los Alamos.

19 April 2021

Improving high-temperature superconductor wire performance

New research to understand how processing impacts bismuth-based superconducting wires could help power future magnets or particle accelerators.

1 April 2021

International study discovers ancient meteoritic impact over Antarctica 430,000 years ago

Evidence indicates that this Antarctic airburst is the largest known airburst ever.

29 March 2021

World's strongest superconducting magnet open for science

Made with high-temperature superconductors, the National MagLab's newest instrument offers researchers strength and stability to explore quantum materials.

23 March 2021

New research on superconductivity in twisted bilayer graphene

A story of synergistic science showcases how theory and experimental research teamed up to yield first direct evidence of the nature of superconductivity in a promising material called magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene.

17 February 2021

MagLab Open House 2021 moves online

The science fun moves online with live virtual sessions, video demos, all-access virtual tours and online games.

10 February 2021

International study shows asteroids as past, possible future water source

New research finds evidence that Earth's water originated in asteroids.

20 January 2021

New agreement to bolster industry partnerships

Tallahassee Company MagCorp to Partner with National MagLab.