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Crystal Synthesis: Enabling and Benefitting from High B Experiments

This talk was presented on November 29, 2022 at the Science Council’s MagX Presentation series by Dr. Ryan Baumbach via Zoom.

Abstract: The development of crystalline inorganic materials is key for studies of novel structural/electronic/magnetic phenomena in high magnetic fields. This is because discoveries often arise serendipitously from examination of the compositional-structural phase space or through the control and elimination of disorder. As a result, diverse synthesis methods are needed to leverage the potential of the entire periodic table, and thereby harness the next generation of materials for society. In this talk, I will review the various materials design and synthesis experiments that are occurring at the MagLab, experiments that these materials have enabled in high magnetic fields, and impact on the user community. I will also describe a renewed effort to implement magnetic fields as a crystal growth tuning parameter, which is anticipated to provide a unique axis for chemical/structural phase space exploration.

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Thermoelectric Properties in Cool (and Hot) Materials

This talk was presented on September 22, 2020 at the Innovation Park Tech Topics lecture series by Dr. Ryan Baumbach and Dr. Kaya Wei, who are both Research faculty at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. The talk explores their current research addressing the thermoelectric.

Video by Stephen Bilenky

In the Market for Science!

This video was presented at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Annual Open House by the research group of Dr. Ryan Baumbach. It provides a preview for a the soon to be released science blockbuster "How to Make Stuff that can Change the World".

Video by Stephen Bilenky

IGEN Professional Networking Webinar

Topic: IGEN-MAGLAB-2020

Description: This talk was presented at the first IGEN Professional Networking Webinar in July 2020 showcasing National Laboratory Scientists. The talk was given by MagLab Research Faculty Ryan Baumbach and Shalinee Chikara and In attendance were American Physical Society Bridge Fellows.

Date: July, 2020

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Public Lecture - Thomas County Library Public Lecture Series

Public talk - Harnessing Serendipity: Materials for Modern Society

Topic: Harnessing Serendipity: Materials for Modern Society

Location: Thomas County Public Library - Flipper Room

Date: September 7, 2018

Capturing Berkelium

MagLab scientists uncover secrets of the highly radioactive element berkelium.

Video by Stephen Bilenky


Ryan Baumbach explains the science behind a superconducting material using liquid nitrogen, a superconducting material and a Möbius strip.

Video by Stephen Bilenky

Last modified on 22 December 2022