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Pulsed Field Science Highlights

BCS (left) refers to a conventional Bardeen-Schrieffer-Cooper state (i.e. weak pairing state) found in most superconductors, while BEC (right) refers to the strong pairing limit of a Bose-Einstein Condensate.

November 14, 2022

A defining experimental signature of a crossover in the strength of the pairing interactions from the weak coupling BCS to the strong coupling Bose-Ei…

Sketch of the two fluids in YbB12 showing their densities of states

July 18, 2022

Three complementary measurements in intense magnetic fields shed light on a very unusual material that behaves like a metal, but does not conduct elec…

Three different measurement configurations for which one can realize nonreciprocity in Ni3TeO6

June 17, 2022

Generally, light transmission is symmetrical - it's the same if you shine a light through a material forward or backwards. Using powerful pulsed field…

The data show that when light creates an “exciton” in the WSe2, it interacts simultaneously with not just one but multiple reservoirs of electrons, each with a different set of spin (up or down) and momentum (+K or –K) degrees of freedom.

February 09, 2022

A new class of correlated quasiparticle states discovered in a multi-valley semiconductor using optical absorption measurements in pulsed magnetic fie…

A quantum phase transition detected using pulsed fields. On one side of the transition (purple curve) the Hall resistivity grows steeply with field, once the linear regime has been accessed in high magnetic fields; on the other side (red curve), the increase is slower. Inset: the quantum phase transition is evidenced by the steep jump with increasing electron concentration in data from a dozen samples.

December 13, 2021

In everyday life, phase transitions - like when water boils and turns into steam or freezes and becomes ice -  are caused by changes in temperature. H…

The magnetization is plateau-like above 31.5T. The inset shows part of the magnetic structure of atacamite in zero magnetic field

October 25, 2021

Scientists at the Pulsed Field Facility recently found that applying an intense magnetic field to the mineral atacamite (a "frustrated" quantum magnet…

75 tesla magnet

April 28, 2021

Duplex magnets use two independent coils powered by capacitor banks to reduce the driven voltages and provide more design flexibility to maximize the …


February 11, 2021

Physics does not yet know why copper-based superconductors (cuprates) conduct electrical current without dissipation at unprecedentedly high temperatu…

Left: The tungsten di-selenide (WSe2) monolayer-on-fiber assembly used for optical absorption studies in 60 tesla magnetic fields., Right: Discrete jumps in the absorption indicate emptying and spontaneous filling of specific quantum states (the “valley”states).

November 18, 2020

Interactions between electrons underpin some of the most interesting – and useful -- effects in materials science and condensed-matter physics. This w…

Measuring non-linear electric field.

July 28, 2020

Superconductors conduct large amounts of electricity without losses. They are also used to create very large magnetic fields, for example in MRI machi…

Phase diagram in DC fields of Mn(taa) in which the color scale is the electric polarization

June 01, 2020

Materials with magnetoelectric coupling - a combination of magnetic and electric properties - have potential applications in low-power magnetic sensin…

(a) Photo of a natural graphite sample. (b) Scanning transmission electron microscopy image showing the internal structure of the sample with its interfaces located between regions of different shades of gray.

February 25, 2020

Researchers demonstrate a new record magnetoresistance in graphene by improving the contacting method, which helps improve our understanding of the ma…

Spin configurations at magnetic fields above 25T.

October 28, 2019

Research on doped SrCu2(BO3)2 shows anomalies in the magnetization.

Magnetic field versus angle dependence of the superconducting phases in UTe2.

October 28, 2019

Studies of uranium ditelluride in high magnetic fields show superconductivity switching off at 35 T, but reoccurring at higher magnetic fields between…

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

September 20, 2019

In Sr3NiIrO6 vibrations in the crystal lattice (phonons) play an important role in its intriguing magnetic properties that result in a very high coerc…

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

August 19, 2019

Using intense pulsed magnetic fields and measurements at low temperatures, MagLab users have found evidence of a long-sought “spin liquid” in terbium …

Winding of the 65cm long pulsed coil. The leads to and from the coil can be seen extending another 24cm to the right.

April 10, 2019

Pulsed magnets are designed to operate near their structural limits to be able to generate extremely high magnetic fields. The coils have a limited li…

Electrical resistivity of TaAs for temperatures from 20K to 0.7K.

September 17, 2018

Weyl metals such as tantalum arsenide (TaAs) are predicted to have novel properties arising from a chirality of their electron spins. Scientists induc…

Left: Three-dimensional phase diagram for URu2−x FexSi2 single crystals, with temperature T. Right: Normalized critical-field H/H0

June 27, 2018

Scientists used high magnetic fields and low temperatures to study crystals of URu2–xFexSi2. Using these conditions, they explored an intriguing state…

Circularly-polarized optical spectra from 0-65 teslas of monolayers of WSe2.

February 27, 2018

Analogous to the unique spectral fingerprint of any atom or molecule, researchers have measured the spectrum of optical excitations in monolayer tungs…