Research Initiatives

Recent Research from the ASC

Hafnium greatly improves Nb3Sn superconductor for high field magnets

Layer critical current density, Jc, in a variety of variants of Nb3Sn monofilament wires fabricated to include Tantalum (Ta), Zirconium (Zr) and Hafnium (Hf) additions, both with and without SnO2 suitable for internal oxidation of the Zr and Hf.

Recent Research from our Pulsed Field Facility

Why does magnetic switching occur at such high magnetic fields in Sr3NiIrO6?

Motion pattern of atoms for the phonon modes that change in magnetic field

Recent Research from our ICR Facility

Identification of Abnormal Hemoglobin from Human Blood

"Hb AC" denotes heterozygous β-chains: one normal, and one with a single mutation of glutamic acid to lysine at amino acid sequence position 6.

Recent Research from our Pulsed Field Facility

Unusual “Spin Liquid” quantum state found in TbInO3

Schematic of TbInO3 in which one electron sits at each site on a triangular lattice.

Recent Research from our NMR Facility

High-magnetic-field MRI brain studies of disease markers

Quantitative chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) signals obtained on a rat brain with a tumor (red circled region).

At the MagLab, our research pertains to materials, energy and life.

Materials Research

Scientists and engineers are on a quest to make products smaller, faster, smarter and stronger. New materials are at the center of this race: They enable the high-tech products that have changed your life and will continue to change it in ways you cannot yet imagine.

Life Research

Scientists working at the MagLab use powerful magnets to learn more about living structures and investigate disease.

Energy Research

Creating, storing and conserving energy — a product for which there is a limited supply and nearly unlimited demand — has been a topic of global conversations for decades.