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Updates on user deadlines, achievements and other information.

The 2017 Annual Users Committee meeting was held October, 19-21 at University of Florida in Gainesville. As a result of that annual meeting, MagLab management received the 2017 Users Committee Report, which also can be accessed at the MagLab Users website.

Users who submit publications, presentations or other activities or products resulting from use of MagLab facilities must include the following funding acknowledgement statement:

"A portion of this work was performed at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, which is supported by National Science Foundation Cooperative Agreement No. DMR-1157490* and the State of Florida."

*For data collected from 2012-2017, the grant number is DMR-1157490. For data collected in 2018 and onward, the grand number is DMR-1644779. Please include both grant numbers if your data were collected during both time periods.

The APS March meeting is a veritable science smorgasbord with more than 105 invited sessions and 600 contributed sessions at which 9,600 papers will be presented. With such a robust scientific program, don’t miss these talks by MagLab users featuring data collected in our high-field magnets.

UF Theory ProgramR42.00010Dispersive chiral-spin modes in a 2D Fermi-Liquid with spin-orbit coupling

Facility Session# Title
DC Field Facility A02.00004 Optical and magneto-optical study of topological insulators Bi2Te3 and Sb2Te3
DC Field Facility A17.00001 Even Numbered Methylene-Linked LC Dimers in Magnetic Field
DC Field Facility A17.00008 Magnetically tunable selective reflection of light by heliconical cholesterics
PF Facility A39.00013 Nematic softening in La2-xSrxCuO4 probed by resonant ultrasound spectroscopy measurements
PF Facility A41.00010 Competing electronic orders within a multi-band reconstructed Fermi surface in the layered cuprate superconductor Pr2CuO4
PF Facility A44.00004 Weyl Wiggles: exotic quantum oscillatory phenomena in Weyl and Dirac semi-metals
DC Field Facility A44.00005 Landau level spectroscopy of two-dimensional massive Dirac fermions in single-crystal ZrTe5 thin flakes
PF Facility A50.00003 Adiabatic physics of an exchange-coupled spin-dimer system: magnetocaloric effect, zero-point fluctuations, and two-dimensional universal behavior
DC Field Facility B27.00002 Gate controlled tunneling of quantum Hall edge states in bilayer graphene
High B/T Facility B35.00003 Superconductivity in the high pressure phases of barium
High B/T Facility B35.00007 Pressure-induced superconductivity in the giant Rashba system BiTeI
PF Facility B43.00001 Magnetic field tunability of spin polarized excitations in a high temperature magnet
DC Field Facility B48.00009 Effect of site disorder on the ground state of a frustrated spin dimer quantum magnet
PF Facility B50.00007 Frequency spectra of magnetization noise in Pt/Co/Pt trilayers near the spin reorientation transition
PF Facility C20.00002 Emergent magnetic anisotropy in cubic CeIn3
DC Field Facility C20.00007 Thermodynamic and electrical transport properties of the layered triangular Ce lattice compound CeAuAl4Ge2
PF Facility C20.00010 Unusual phase boundary and altered Fermi surface in CeOs4Sb12 at high magnetic fields
PF Facility C33.00003 Measuring the Influence of Dielectric Environment on 2D Excitons in Monolayer Semiconductors: Insight from High Magnetic Fields
PF Facility C41.00014 Universal Lower Limit on Vortex Creep in Superconductors
DC Field Facility C43.00007 Magnetic ground states and magnetodielectric effect of RCr(BO3)2 (R = Y and Ho)
PF Facility C43.00008 Magnetoelectric Coupling through the Spin Flop Transition in Ni3TeO6
PF Facility C43.00011 Spin lattice coupling in multiferroic [(CH3)2NH 2]Mn(HCOO)3
High B/T Facility C43.00012 Multiferroic properties of the geometrically frustrated molecular spin-trimer compound TNN.CH3CN
PF Facility C43.00013 Developing rich H vs. T diagrams of molecule-based multiferroics
PF Facility C48.00005 Spin/valley dynamics of resident electrons and holes in gated monolayer WSe2
PF Facility C48.00012 Exchange field induced valley splitting in monolayer WSe2 and WS2
PF Facility C50.00005 The role of frustration, low-dimensionality and low crystallographic symmetry on the magnetic order in beta-TeVO4
High B/T Facility E20.00001 Pinning and Melting of a Quantum Wigner Crystal
DC Field Facility E27.00008 Microwave spectroscopy as a probe of the interaction between a Wigner solid and composite fermion liquid
DC Field Facility E33.00013 Substrate-induced modification of band parameters of graphene
DC Field Facility E39.00010 Multi-Method Specific Heat Investigation of the Overdoped High-Tc Superconductor, BaFe2(As1−xPx)2
DC Field Facility E39.00010 Multi-Method Specific Heat Investigation of the Overdoped High-Tc Superconductor, BaFe2(As1-xPx)2
PF Facility E39.00011 High Field Hall Effect and Critical Physics in BaFe2(As1-xPx)2
PF Facility E48.00004 Long-Range Anti-ferromagnetic Order in Sm2Ti2O7
PF Facility F20.00002 Non-Equilibrium Effects on the Hidden Order of Microstructured URu2Si2
PF Facility F20.00003 Metamagnetism in the electron-doped chemical substitution series URu2Si2-xPx.
PF Facility F20.00007 Phase diagram of URu2-xFexSi2 under high magnetic field.
PF Facility F22.00003 Relativistic Fermions Generated by Square Lattices in Layered Compounds (Speaker: Zhiqiang Mao)
DC Field Facility F27.00004 Surface Transport and Quantum Hall Effect in Ambipolar Black Phosphorus Double Quantum Wells
DC Field Facility F27.00005 Landau level gaps in high mobility black phosphorus devices
DC Field Facility F27.00010 Effect of alloy disorder on quantum Hall stripes
DC Field Facility F31.00008 Quantum Hall effect in few-layer black phosphorus devices:~beyond the Hall bar geometry.
DC Field Facility F31.00009 Quantum Hall Effect in Black Phosphorus Two-dimensional System
DC Field Facility F39.00006 High Field Structural Transition of Vortex Lattice Observed in Single Crystals of HgBa2CuO4+δ
PF Facility F39.00006 High Field Structural Transition of Vortex Lattice Observed in Single Crystals of HgBa2CuO4+δ
PF Facility F42.00002 Dependence of the magneto-optical properties on laser excitation in magnetic QDs
DC Field Facility F48.00011 Mapping the Phase Diagram of RMM’O4 Compounds in Pursuit of the Coveted Quantum Spin Liquid state
PF Facility H20.00001 Anisotropic transport and metamagnetism in microstructured CeRhIn5
PF Facility H20.00007 3D Fermi Surface of CeCoIn5 from ARPES and DMFT
PF Facility H20.00012 High temperature heaviness in CeCoIn5
DC Field Facility H23.00004 Orientation of quantum Hall stripes under in-plane magnetic fields (Speaker: Qianhui Shi)
PF Facility H32.00001 Electrons, holes, and excitons in monolayer semiconductors: Magneto-optical studies of polarization dynamics and dielectric screening
PF Facility H37b.00002 The robustness of high-T{\rm c} superconductivity in underdoped YBa2Cu3O6+x investigated in under strong magnetic fields
PF Facility H37b.00003 Quantum criticality in La2-xSrxCuO4 thinspace cuprates probed with high magnetic fields.
PF Facility H37b.00004 Linear Magnetoresistance Near Critical Doping In La2-xSrxCuO4
DC Field Facility H37b.00008 Magnetic-field-induced normal state in a stripe-ordered cuprate La1.7Eu0.2Sr0.1CuO4 in the zero-temperature limit
DC Field Facility H39.00002 New details in the superconducting phase diagram of λ-(BETS)2GaCl4: further evidence of a FFLO phase
UF Theory Program H41.00005 Fully - gapped anisotropic superconductivity robust against point - like disorder in FeSe single crystals
PF Facility H43.00001 Multiferroic Polar Metals.
EMR Facility H43.00002 THz spectroscopy and directional dichroism in the high magnetic field AFM phase of bulk BiFeO3
EMR Facility H50.00006 Relating Symmetry to Magnetic Anisotropy in a Trigonal Mn(III) Complex Using EPR
EMR Facility H50.00007 High Pressure EPR for Probing the Magnetic Anisotropy in Single Molecule Magnets
EMR Facility H50.00010 EPR Study of Radical-Lanthanide Interactions in a Terbium(III) Molecular Spin Qubit
DC Field Facility K23.00002 Novel Surface and Bulk States in Topological Kondo Insulators (Speaker: Suchitra Sebastian)
DC Field Facility K27.00011 Interplay of Hofstadter and quantum Hall states in bilayer graphene
DC Field Facility K32.00006 Phosphorus Devices and Device Physics
PF Facility K37a.00006 Shubnikov-de Haas Oscillations in LaTiO3/SrTiO3 Heterostructures
DC Field Facility K37a.00013 Quantum confinement engineering on a novel two dimensional electron gas based on KTaO3 oxide interface
PF Facility K44.00006 High-field magnetoconductivity study of a candidate Weyl semimetal
PF Facility K44.00007 Quantum oscillations in the type-II Weyl fermion metal PtSe2
DC Field Facility K44.00008 Magnetotransport study of Dirac fermions in YbMnBi2 and CaMnBi2
DC Field Facility K44.00012 K44.00012 : Interplay between magnetism and relativistic fermions in Eu doped (Sr/Ba)MnSb2
PF Facility K44.00012 Interplay between magnetism and relativistic fermions in Eu doped (Sr/Ba)MnSb2
DC Field Facility L03.00008 Field driven insulator-semimetal crossover in ultrathin 3D topological insulator BiSbTeSe2
PF Facility L11.00001 Elastic moduli of δPu239 reveal changes in aging in real time
PF Facility L11.00006 On the nature of the phase transition in uranium dioxide
PF Facility L21.00003 Anisotropic physical properties of single phase, single-crystalline CaKFe4As4
DC Field Facility L27.00008 THz Time-Domain Magneto-spectroscopy of GaAs 2DEG in the 25 T Split-Florida Helix
DC Field Facility L31.00006 Probing the superconducting gap in two-dimensional NbSe2
UF Theory Program L39.00004 Orbital selective pairing and gap structures of iron-based superconductors
DC Field Facility L48.00005 From pyrochlore to the tripod kagome lattice
PF Facility L49.00011 Electron density dependent Zeeman splitting in WS2 single layer
DC Field Facility M1.00352 Femtosecond Polarization Phase Selective (PPS) High Magnetic Field Studies of Electron-Spin-Hole (ESH) Dynamics: New Tools for Ultrafast Imaging Fe-centered ESH Transfer Mechanisms Steps
DC Field Facility P27.00003 Weak localization and Shubnikov-de Haas oscillation in high carrier density AlInN/GaN heterostructures
PF Facility P50.00002 Determining single-ion and spatial-exchange anisotropies in a S=1 quantum antiferromagnet
PF Facility P50.00013 B vs. T phase diagram of (ND4)2[FeCl5 (D2O)] studied by neutron diffraction and magnetization}
High B/T Facility R20.00014 Pulsed NMR experiment on 3He adsorbed on MCM-41
DC Field Facility R22.00004 Measurements of Composite Fermion Geometric Resonance (Speaker: Mansour Shayegan) DC Field Facility R27.00008 Stripe phase in half-filled N=0 Landau level of 2D hole systems
DC Field Facility R27.00008 Stripe phase in half-filled N=0 Landau level of 2D hole systems
EMR Facility R33.00011 Linear polarized photoluminescence properties of few-layer ReS2 and ReSe2
EMR Facility R36.00006 Experimental artifacts influencing polarization sensitive magneto-Raman spectroscopy
PF Facility R41.00006 Electronic structure of high-Tc cuprates revealed by high-magnetic fields
PF Facility R41.00007 Shubnikov-de Haas Oscillations in the Electron-doped Cuprate Superconductors
PF Facility R41.00009 Linear magnetoresistance near critical doping in La2-xSrxCuO4
UF Theory Program R42.00010 Dispersive chiral-spin modes in a 2D Fermi-Liquid with spin-orbit coupling
DC Field Facility S20.00001 Quantum Oscillations in FeAs in the Spin Density Wave State
DC Field Facility S27.00002 High Peak Field THz Pump-THz Probe Spectroscopy in Two Dimensional Electron Gas Systems
PF Facility S27.00005 Light Propagation Through Transition Metal Dichalcogenides
DC Field Facility S31.00005 Symmetry-protected superconductivity in ultrathin layered transition metal dichalcogenides
DC Field Facility S37b.00001 Thermoelectric Measurements and Angle-Resolved Magnetic Torque in Kondo Insulator SmB6
PF Facility S37b.00012 High field exploration beyond the quantum limit in three-dimensional metals
DC Field Facility T1.00047 Quantifying B Site Disorder in Polycrystalline and Single Crystal Yb2Ti2O7 Pyrochlore by Quantitative Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy at Atomic Resolution
DC Field Facility T1.00056 Quantum oscillations in metallic
UF Theory Program T1.00080 Testing the validity of the Fisher-Langer relation in the vicinity of a quantum critical point
DC Field Facility V22.00004 Rotational Symmetry Breaking in a Trigonal superconductor Nb-doped Bi2Se3 (Speaker: Lu Li)
DC Field Facility V33.00004 Electrostatically Defined Structure for Novel Fractional Quantum Hall States in Graphene
PF Facility V38.00002 Evidence for an impurity band in the anomalous low carrier density superconductor Pb{1-x}TlxTe
DC Field Facility V38.00007 Quantum Oscillation in noncentrosymmetric superconductor BiPd
UF Theory Program V41.00003 Doping dependence of competing pairing channels in Ba1-xKxFe2As2
EMR Facility X22.00003 Unidirectional THz radiation propagation in BiFeO3 (Speaker: Toomas Room)
DC Field Facility X30.00010 Geometric manipulation of transport in Graphene monolayer with antidots
DC Field Facility X31.00010 Topological phases in a multi-band 2D electron gas.
DC Field Facility X32.00014 Tuning the Hofstadter butterfly in graphene with interlayer separation
DC Field Facility X41.00008 NMR study of over-doped NaFe1−xCuxAs Single Crystals
UF Theory Program X42.00012 Effective lattice model for collective modes in a Fermi liquid with spin-orbit coupling
PF Facility X44.00004 Phase transition in the quantum limit of the Weyl semimetal TaAs
PF Facility X44.00005 dHvA oscillations in nodal-line semimetals ZrSiM (M=S,Se,Te)
PF Facility X44.00006 Exploring consequences of Dirac nodal lines in ternary semimetal ZrSiS by angle-dependent magneto electrical transport measurements
DC Field Facility X44.00007 A layered Dirac system candidate: Fermi surface and anomalous Berry phase in ZrSiSe
DC Field Facility X44.00012 Transport behavior and quantum oscillation study of type-II Dirac semimetal VAl3
DC Field Facility X44.00013 De Haas-van Alphen quantum oscillations in LuSn2
PF Facility X44.00013 De Haas-van Alphen quantum oscillations in LuSn{2}
EMR Facility X48.00001 Spin dynamics in the triangular-lattice antiferromagnet Cs 2   CuBr 4  
DC Field Facility X48.00004 Magnetic Properties of New Triangular Lattice Magnets A4B’B2O12
PF Facility X48.00012 High-field magnetotransport studies in microstructures of Yb2Pt2Pb
EMR Facility X50.00007 Field dependence of single phonon electron spin lattice relaxation
DC Field Facility Y22.00003 Tunable valley symmetries of quantum Hall states in few-layer graphene (Speaker: Jeanie Lau)
PF Facility Y37a.00009 Magnetochromic Sensing in Iron Oxide Nanoparticles
DC Field Facility Y41.00006 Pressure dependence of the Fermi surface of the nematic superconductor FeSe1−xSx
High B/T Facility Y50.00005 Core and shell size dependences on strain in core-shell Prussian blue analogue (PBA) nanoparticles and the effect on photomagnetism

MagLab user William Halperin has been awarded the prestigious international Fritz London Memorial Prize for 2017. He shares the prize with fellow Northwestern University physicist James Sauls and Jeevak Parpia of Cornell University.

Awarded every three years, the London Prize recognizes scientists who have made outstanding experimental and theoretical contributions to the field of low-temperature physics. Eleven previous winners have also received the Nobel Prize in Physics. Halperin has been a user of the MagLab's DC Field Facility and High B/T Facility numerous times. His research focuses on liquid helium-3 and superconductivity, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy studies of high-temperature superconductors and fluid transport in porous media. Read press release.

Oxford Instruments has named Brad Ramshaw, an assistant professor of physics at Cornell University, winner of the 2017 Lee Oscheroff Richardson Science Prize. The prize recognizes the novel work of young scientists in the fields of low temperatures and/or high magnetic fields in the Americas.

In its press release, Oxford Instruments, which administers the award, cited Ramshaw, a MagLab user and former staff scientist, as one of the most gifted young experimentalists working in the field of strongly correlated electron systems. Ramshaw’s technical contributions to condensed matter physics have focused on improving measurement techniques for pulsed magnetic fields up to 100 teslas (available at the MagLab’s Pulsed Field Facility) and on improving resonant ultrasound spectroscopy for low-temperature applications. Read press release.

The 2017 Annual Users Committee (UC) meeting will be held on the evening of October 19 and continue October 20-21 at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

The MagLab's Users Committee represents the lab's broad, multidisciplinary user community and advises the lab's leadership on all issues affecting users of our facilities.

This year there is a workshop for UC members and invitees that will take place immediately prior to the User Committee meeting, lasting throughout the day of Thursday, October 19.

The 2016 Annual Users Committee meeting was held August 1-3 at MagLab headquarters at Florida State University in Tallahassee. As a result of that annual meeting, MagLab management received the 2016 Users Committee Report, which also can be accessed at the MagLab Users website.

New research published this week in Nature Physics explores a material that could play a key role in realizing spin-based electronics.

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Kristina “Kicki” Håkansson, a professor of chemistry at the University of Michigan and a user of the MagLab’s ICR Facility, has been awarded the 2016 Biemann Medal from the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. This prestigious prize is awarded to individuals early in their careers in recognition of significant achievements in basic or applied mass spectrometry. She will receive the award at the 2016 ASMS conference in June where she will give the Biemann Medal Lecture. Read more.

Renowned chemist Sir Harold Kroto, a Nobel Laureate in chemistry and MagLab user, died April 30, 2016. He was 76.

Harry KrotoHarry Kroto.

Kroto, whose 1996 Nobel Prize recognized his key role in the discovery of fullerenes, spent the last decade of his eminent career at Florida State University, where access to the MagLab was a big draw.

During those years in Tallahassee, Kroto was principal investigator on half a dozen experiments in the Ion Cyclotron Resonance Facility. Collaborations with the MagLab’s Alan Marshall, Naresh Dalal, Paul Dunk and others yielded numerous publications on fullerenes, metal organic framework systems and other topics.

In a 2014 interview done for FSU’s Across the Spectrum magazine, Kroto cited his work at the MagLab and FSU as “some of the best work I’ve done.”

“Very beautiful,” said Kroto, “well up there intellectually with my previous work, so I am very happy with that.”

Kroto also devoted much of his life to educating and inspiring students and lay people across the globe about science.

This year's annual Users Committee meeting will begin the evening of Aug. 1 and continue Aug. 2-3 at the MagLab/FSU in Tallahassee, FL.

The MagLab's Users Committee represents the lab's broad, multidisciplinary user community and advises the lab's leadership on all issues affecting users of our facilities.

Kazumasa IidaKazumasa Iida. Kazumasa Iida had a bit of a conflict this week. A professor in the Graduate School of Engineering at Japan’s Nagoya University, he was scheduled for magnet time with one of the National MagLab’s 35 tesla magnets. Unfortunately, that happened to coincide with the International Cryogenic Materials Conference (ICMC) taking place in New Delhi, India, where Iida was slated to receive the ICMC Cryogenic Materials Award for Excellence. It was one of those “must be present to win” situations: Officially, scientists selected for the honor must attend the conference. But Iida was loath to forgo the magnet time for his experiment, "Jc and Hc2 characterizations of P-doped Ba-122 thin films on IBAD-MgO tape in high field."

Luckily, where there’s a problem, MagLab engineers are bound to find a solution, as was the case with this scheduling conundrum. MagLab engineers Bob Walsh and Eric Hellstrom orchestrated and videotaped a mini awards ceremony this week at the MagLab that was broadcast at the conference plenary talk in New Delhi, a creative solution that conference sponsors readily accepted.

The award recognizes an individual, usually under the age of 40, for excellence in advancing the knowledge of cryogenic materials over recent years. Iida is the second researcher to be honored by the award since it was launched in 2014. The first to win the award was Fumitake Kametani in the Applied Superconductivity Center at the MagLab.

Giti Khodaparast.Giti Khodaparast.Giti Khodaparast, a Virginia Tech physicist who has conducted experiments at the National MagLab using magneto-optics measurement techniques, has been recognized by the American Physical Society as its Woman Physicist of the Month for March 2016. Khodaparast was lauded for research using magneto-optical spectroscopy, her international and interdisciplinary collaboration and the development of modern experimental techniques. She was also recognized for training young scientists through mentorship and curriculum development and for advancing women in the field of physics.

What should be done BEFORE your visit to the Magnet Lab?

  • Apply for funding to cover travel or dependent care costs. (Select users only)
  • Book your travel.
  • Make housing accommodations. (Additional information for Travel and Lodging.)
  • Complete safety training.
  • Order supplies if necessary.
  • Contact your user support scientist with any questions.
  • Review your experiment participants and update if needed.
  • DC Field Users only: Review the email sent by the DC Field Coordinator, sent approximately one week prior to your magnet time, for resistive schedule information and User badge/key pick up instructions.
  • Contact the Facility Coordinator if you are having shipments sent to the Magnet Lab, or arriving early for your scheduled magnet time.

What should be done AFTER your visit to the Magnet Lab.

  • Make sure you return all User badges and keys that were issued to you/your group.
  • Provide feedback. All users will receive an email after their visit requesting feedback on their experience at the lab.
  • Report results of your research at the end of the calendar year.

If you have any user questions, please visit our User FAQ.

  • Facilities send out call for new user committee member nominations - 4/13/2015
  • Users submitting user nominations by 5/1/2015
  • Facilities send out ballots - 5/11/2015
  • Users return ballots with three votes - due 6/8/2015
  • Facilities notify User Community of results 6/18/2015

The revision of the User Committee Bylaws has been approved by the Users' Executive Committee on April 2nd, 2015 and been posted on the User Committee website and on the User Portal.

This year's annual Users Committee meeting will be held on the evening of October 27 and continue October 28-29 at the MagLab/LANL in Los Alamos, NM.

The Magnet Lab's Users Committee represents the MagLab's broad, multidisciplinary user community and advises the lab's leadership on all issues affecting users of our facilities.

If you are a new or returning MagLab user or a user proposal reviewer and have questions about how to manoeuvre through the online user system, please feel free to use our Users System Guide for all facilities except AMRIS. For AMRIS, please refer to AMRIS Proposal & Experiment Workflows.

For more questions about the user system, visit our User FAQs or contact Anke Toth (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 850-644-6392).

MagLab user Cory Dean of Columbia University has been awarded the 2015 Lee Osheroff Richardson Science Prize for North America.

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The award recognizes Dean for his definitive measurement of the Hofstadter butterfly. Douglas Hofstadter first predicted in 1976 that a butterfly-shaped fractal energy spectrum emerges when 2D electrons are subjected simultaneously to both a spatially periodic electric potential and a transverse magnetic field. By combining novel techniques in nanoscale fabrication of graphene-based devices with ultra high magnetic fields, Dean's research provides the first experimental verification of this nearly 40-year-old problem.

Previous winners of the prize include several MagLab-affiliated scientists, including staff scientists Chiara Tarantini and Vivien Zapf and three physicists who regularly rely on MagLab facilities for their research: Lu Li of the University of Michigan, Ken Burch of Boston College and Suchitra Sebastian of the University of Cambridge.

For more info, visit Oxford Instruments.

Paul Canfield.Paul Canfield.MagLab user Paul Canfield, the Robert Allen Wright Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University, has been awarded a prestigious Humboldt Research Award. Canfield, also a senior physicist at the Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, will use the award to study fragile magnetism, looking for compounds with magnetic states that can be adjusted to create new states when fragile states are suppressed.

The Humboldt Research Award is granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to date – fundamental discoveries, new theories, insights that have had significant impact on their discipline. The Humboldt Foundation in Germany grants up to 100 research awards annually, each worth € 60,000 (about $65,000). Award winners spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany.

For more information, visit Iowa State University.

Kim Dunbar, a professor of chemistry at Texas A&M University and a user in the Electron Magnetic Resonance Facility, is among 78 chemists in the country slated to receive an award from the American Chemical Society. Dunbar will receive the ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry care of Strem Chemicals Inc. She will be honored at an awards ceremony March 24, 2015 in conjunction with the 249th ACS national meeting in Denver. Read more.

Phoebe Ray, a doctoral student in the University of New Orleans chemistry department and a user in the Ion Cyclotron Resonance Facility, recently received two awards from an international conference designed to help communities better prepare for and respond to oil spills. Ray's poster, "Effect of Dispersant on Molecular Composition and Fate of Oil Exposed to Sunlight in Seawater Systems," based on her research at the MagLab, was selected as best poster in the science and technology category at the International Oil Spill Conference. Read more.

Chris Reddy.Chris ReddyChristopher Reddy, a frequent MagLab user in the Ion Cyclotron Resonance facility, received the 2014 C.C. Patterson Award for his analytical and scientific contributions to organic geochemistry. “Collaborating with the MagLab has played a key role in how I understand the behavior of oil in the environment,” said Reddy, a senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. “They have so much to offer — including advanced techniques with instruments that are nearly one-of-a-kind — and it’s exciting to watch them continue to expand the field.” Reddy has co-authored more than eight publications with MagLab staff, ranging from oil spill source identification to downhole characterization of petroleum reservoirs, and is conducting research at the lab on Deepwater Horizon oil spill and natural oil seeps along the coast of California. Read more.

Phillip KimPhillip KimPhilip Kim, a MagLab user in the DC Field facility, was awarded this prize for discovering unconventional electronic properties of graphene. “From the early days in graphene research, accessing the high magnetic fields in the MagLab has been crucial to reveal the intriguing nature of Dirac particle under the extreme quantum condition,” the Columbia University professor said. “I have been greatly benefitted by the strong and essential support from the MagLab, allowing my team to explore the electronic structure of this fascinating material.” A member of the MagLab’s External Advisory Committee, Kim and his research team made waves earlier this year by observing a long-theorized energy pattern known as Hofstadter’s butterfly. Read press release.