Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are porous materials with high surface areas that can host a variety of different guest molecules, leading to applications in catalysis, drug delivery, chemical separation, fuel cells, and data storage. In order to design better MOFs, knowledge of their molecular-level structures is crucial. At the MagLab, the highest-field NMR spectrometer in the world was used to probe the complex structures of MOFs both "as built" and as they exist when other "guest" molecules are inserted inside the framework.
This research clarifies fundamental relationships between magnetism, superconductivity and the nature of the enigmatic “pseudogap state" in cuprate superconductors. The discovery provides an additional puzzle piece in the theoretical understanding of high-temperature superconductors - a key towards improving and utilizing these materials for technological applications.
Study of helium atoms at low temperatures illuminate extreme quantum effects that were earlier predicted.
Very high magnetic fields now enable researchers to understand what surrounds calcium atoms in materials.
With unprecedented sensitivity and resolution from state-of-the-art magnets, scientists have identified for the first time the cell wall structure of one of the most prevalent and deadly fungi.
Research sheds new light on the formation of harmful structures that can lead to neurodegenerative diseases.
Scientists can now observe lithium moving through an electrolyte in real time.
Observing growth processes in classical alloys is extremely difficult; scientists overcame this by studying quantum systems.
Using an advanced technique, scientists discover that one of the most common substances in our everyday lives — glass — is more complex than we thought.
Scientists gain new insights into how protective shells form around retrovirus genomes, advancing the search for drugs that will combat them.