The high-tech tools empower scientists studying petroleum and other molecules to make decisions based on advanced data analysis.

Research sheds important light on the fundamental process of cell division.

Scientists have developed a way to isolate emulsion-causing petroleum compounds. The technique may help lower energy costs for both oil companies and consumers.

At research conducted at the MagLab, a young geochemist uncovers the surprisingly violent origins of a meteorite.

Scientists analyzing maize affected by southern leaf blight determine the molecular structures of so-called “death acids.”

Used to perform complex chemical analysis, this magnet offers researchers the world's highest field for ion cyclotron resonance (ICR) mass spectrometry.

State-of-the-art ion cyclotron resonance magnet system offers researchers significantly more power and accuracy than ever before.

Traditional tools for routine environmental analysis and forensic chemistry of petroleum have relied almost exclusively on gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), although many compounds in crude oil (and its transformation products) are not chromatographically separated or amenable to GC-MS due to volatility. We apply ultrahigh resolution Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) mass spectrometry to identify compositional changes at the molecular level between native and weathered crude oil samples and reveal enrichment in polar compounds inaccessible by GC-based characterization.

To learn about our planet’s paleoclimate, a MagLab scientist goes underground.

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