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Topic: Materials Research

Cicada Swarm Leads to New Insight on Insect Wings

Thin, flexible, strong: MagLab research on the marvel of insect wings

A Noisy Conundrum

A scientist taps the sun's ancient power for cutting-edge research.

Five Reasons Phosphorene May be a New Wonder Material

A material that you may never have heard of could be paving the way for a new electronic revolution.

Seeing the Future Through Crystals

Deep in their beautiful lattices, crystals hold secrets about the future of technology and science. Ryan Baumbach aims to find them.

Tapping Into the Topological Promise

At the National MagLab, scientists have been experimenting for years on materials first dreamed up by the newest physics Nobel laureates decades ago.

Thin Materials Made for Applications

Can thin films be designed for future quantum technologies? With a prestigious prize from the National Science Foundation, MagLab physicist Christianne Beekman wants to find out. 

Twisted Physics

Scientists probing the exotic, 2D realm are discovering astonishing behaviors that could revolutionize our 3D world.

A Super (Lattice) Surprise

When physicists studied a superconducting material at very high fields, they were pleasantly amazed by what they saw.

The Allure of Linearity

What hides behind the elegantly simple line that describes the relationship between temperature and electrical resistance in certain materials? For some physicists, this is the most compelling question in the field.

Qubit Q&A

Chemist Danna Freedman explains superposition, decoherence and how they all add up to the most fun you could have with science.

Surprise Under the Surface

Why do electrons behave bizarrely near the surface of some materials? At the dividing line between two things, there’s often no hard line at all. Rather, there’s a system, phenomenon or region rich in diversity or novel behavior — something entirely different from the two things that created it.

Magnetism for Miniaturization

In physics, researchers are probing different kinds of super small nano-molecules for properties that will lead to the next generation of electronics.

MagLab Team Untangles Magnetic "Knots" With Potential for Quantum Computing and Memory Storage

Tangles of interlaced magnetic fields hold promise for use as a basic unit in electronic information storage and quantum computing.

Last modified on 10 August 2022