These monthly highlights, selected by MagLab Director Greg Boebinger, represent the most promising and cutting-edge research underway in the lab’s seven user facilities.
The novel behavior could help scientists better understand the mechanisms behind high-temperature superconductivity.
In the field of inorganic chemistry, magneto-structural correlations have been used to rationally design molecules with desirable properties, and to relate these properties to the electronic and geometric structures. In turn, such studies provide powerful tools for understanding important catalytic processes, as well as elucidating the structures of active sites in metalloproteins. This study reveals an unusually strong sensitivity of the magnetic properties of a CoS4 molecule to minute changes in its structure.
Two MagLab personnel worked with Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College students during the 2017 spring semester as part of the FSU Noyce Program.
Producing a high magnetic field that is also very stable and uniform, the unique Series Connected Hybrid magnet is being put to work on NMR experiments never before possible.
Observing growth processes in classical alloys is extremely difficult; scientists overcame this by studying quantum systems.
The new technique for connecting Bi-2212 round wires is an important step in building better, stronger superconducting magnets.
Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, researchers observe how cocaine-like drug disrupts neural activity in rats.
The MagLab’s 21-tesla FT-ICR magnet can identify human proteins far more efficiently than commercial instruments, a boon for medical research.
Scientists discovered how to tune the optical properties of atomically-thin semiconductors, which will aid the design of future microscopic light sensors.
Scientists explore using one magnet to disrupt the field of another.
At high magnetic field, free-flowing particles condense into “puddles.”
This area of research could help scientists understand high-temperature superconductivity and other mysteries.
The high-tech tools empower scientists studying petroleum and other molecules to make decisions based on advanced data analysis.
Controlled by electron interactions, the Mott transition is accompanied by a reduction in the volume of the atomic lattice.
Scientists using an MRI-friendly oxygen isotope have demonstrated a promising and safe method for identifying cancerous tumors.
The work gives physicists a new tool for exploring and understanding a class of materials that could lead to faster electronics.
Research sheds important light on the fundamental process of cell division.
Scientists have discovered and characterized an unusual, complex natural product produced in worms, a finding that suggests a whole body of discoveries awaits.
With a sufficiently high magnetic field, scientists can manipulate certain phase transitions in some molecules, a discovery that hints at future technological applications.
Scientists have discovered a way to significantly improve the performance of a decades-old superconductor, promising future applications for particle accelerators and research magnets.