AAAS Recognizes MagLab Trio

Three MagLab physicists have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, recognizing their contributions to innovation, education and leadership.

Luis Balicas, Kun Yang, Scott Crooker

New Technique for Detecting Brain Tumors

Scientists at the MagLab have demonstrated a new, safe technique for detecting brain tumors using a novel kind of nuclear magnetic resonance.

Three-dimensional MRI of oxygen-17 in a rat head

Share Your Science

If you have conducted an experiment at the MagLab in 2016, it's time to report your findings to us — so that we can share them with scientists around the world.

Users at the MagLab

Online Learning for MagLab Users

This collection of 16 training videos for early-career scientists doing experiments at the MagLab covers everything from noise suppression to visible optics.

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Research Initiatives

Research Initiatives - Materials


Scientists use our magnets to explore semiconductors, superconductors, newly-grown crystals, buckyballs and materials from the natural world — research that reveals the secret workings of materials and empowers us to develop new technologies.

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Research Initiatives - Energy


Scientists here are working to optimize petroleum refining, advance potential bio-fuels such as pine needles and algae, and fundamentally change the way we store and deliver energy by developing better batteries.

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Research Initiatives - Life


With the world’s strongest MRI magnet, scientists here study everything from living animals to individual cells, from proteins to disease-fighting molecules found in plants and animals — work that could improve treatment of AIDS, cancer, Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

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Featured Publications

DNA Interactions Probed by Hydrogen Deuterium Exchange (HDX) Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry Confirm External Binding Sites on the Minichromosomal Maintenance (MCM) Helicase, B. W. Graham, et al., J. Biol. Chem, (2016) 291, 12467-12480 See Science Highlight or Read online 

Magnetic Torque Anomaly in the Quantum Limit of Weyl Semimetals, J.W. Moll, et al., Nature Communications, (2016) 7, 12492 See Science Highlight or Read online 

Anomalous Increase in Nematic-Isotropic Transition Temperature in Dimer Molecules Induced by a Magnetic Field, S. M. Salili, et al., Physical Review Letters, 116, 217801 (2016) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Evaluation of Nb3Sn superconductor for CERN's accelerator upgrade , C. Segal, et al., Superconductor Science and Technology, (2016), 29, 8. See Science Highlight or Read online 

Detection of "free" oxide ions in low-silica Ca/Mg silicate glasses: Results from 17O→29Si HETCOR NMR , H.Z. Gan, et al., J. Non-Cryst. Solids, (2016), 445-446, 1-6. See Science Highlight or Read online 

Crystallization of spin superlattices with pressure and field in the layered magnet SrCu2(BO3)2. , S. Haravifard, et al., Nat. Commun., (2016), 7, 11956. doi:10.1038/ncomms11956. See Science Highlight or Read online