Our Science Highlights represent some of the most exciting, cutting-edge and high-impact research occurring at the lab. The most recent Science Highlight on condensed matter research is below. Also, use the search box below to search all MagLab Science Highlights by research area, including numerous condensed matter science topics such as graphene, molecular conductors and topological matter.
Latest Condensed Matter Science Highlight
Electrons in metals behave like chaotic bumper cars, crashing into each other at every opportunity. While they may be reckless drivers, this result demonstrates that this chaos has a limit established by the laws of quantum mechanics. Using the 45T hybrid magnet and a crystal of high-temperature superconducting material, scientists were able to measure this boundary using high fields to bend electron trajectories to their will. Read more.