This frequent MagLab visitor talks about the allure of sci-fi, the road not taken as an engineer, and how he acts like a scientist, even when he’s off the clock.
Scientists have long pursued the goal of superconductivity at room temperature. This work opens a route towards one day stabilizing superconductivity at room temperature, which could open tremendous technological opportunities.
Scientists found that the emergence of an exotic quantum mechanical phase in Ce1-xNdxCoIn5 is due to a shape change in the Fermi surface. This finding ran counter to theoretical arguments and has led investigators in new directions.
This work investigates a series of oxoiron complexes that serve as models towards understanding the mechanism of catalysis for certain iron-containing enzymes.
Recent measurements of superconducting tapes in the MagLab's 45-tesla hybrid magnet shows that the power function dependence of current on magnetic field remains valid up to 45T in liquid helium, while for magnetic field in the plane of the tape conductor, almost no magnetic field dependence is observed. Thus design of ultra-high-field magnets capable of reaching 50T and higher is feasible using the latest high-critical current density REBCO tape.
MagLab user Philip Moll of the Max Plank Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, Germany, is the winner of the 2018 Nicholas Kurti Science Prize for Europe.
Sponsored by Oxford Instruments NanoScience, the prize promotes the novel work of young scientists working in the fields of low temperatures and/or high magnetic fields in Europe. Moll, a user in the lab's DC Field Facility, was recognized for leading the development of novel micro-structuring techniques, allowing the fabrication of bespoke devices and experiments from complex quantum materials, and thereby enabling entirely new classes of low temperature and high magnetic field measurements. Read press release.
This research is a promising first step toward finding a way to use graphene as a transistor, an achievement that would have widespread applications.
The MagLab’s DC Field Facility hit pay dirt with this hire, who works tirelessly to keep magnet cells spick and span.
Made with high-temperature superconductors, the National MagLab's newest instrument shatters a world record and opens new frontiers in science.
This MagLab user talks about meeting Leonardo da Vinci, making magnetic soup and the freedom of being a scientist.