A Global User Community

Researchers from institutions around the world do experiments at the lab every year. Find out more about who they are and where they’re from with these interactive tools!

A Global User Community graphic by Caroline McNiel

Cream of the Crop

Read the best research in condensed matter physics, chemistry, life sciences, and magnet science and technology from across the lab.

Best of 2016 research

Summer Outreach!

The MagLab is excited to offer outreach to summer camps, programs, and community gatherings during June 4 to July 29.

Summer Outreach

Why High-Temperature Superconductors?

The race to discover ever-warmer superconductors is heating up. Find out what these materials are, what they’re good for and why this field is red hot.

Magneto-optical image of a 3.3 mm wide YBCO on RABiTS coated conductor.

New NMR Magnet Reaches Peak Performance

Producing a high magnetic field that is also very stable and uniform, the Series Connected Hybrid magnet is being used for NMR experiments never before possible.


Helium Nanodroplets Shed Light on Other Materials

Scientists gained insight into a hard-to-observe growth process in classical alloys by studying a quantum system that they could observe.

Long-time decay of the NMR amplitude arising from solid helium-three that tracks the loss of the solid component to the formation of degenerate Fermi liquids in nanodroplets.

How Do DC Motors Work?

They make things like appliances and power tools work by converting electrical energy to mechanical energy. Find out how in our latest installment of See-Thru Science.

DC motor

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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Latest Science Highlights

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Featured Publications

New record NMR magnet reaches peak performance, M.D. Bird, et al., Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol.25, no.3, 4300606 (2015) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Helium nanodroplets shed light on phase separations in other materials, D. Candela, et al., Physical Review, B95, 104107 (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

"Bath salt" drugs disrupt brain activity , L. M. Colon-Perez, et al., Neuropsychopharmacology, 4 (9), 2352-65 (2016) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Researchers improve joints for wires of promising superconductor , P. Chen, et al., Superconductor Science and Technology, 30, 2 (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Identification and Characterization of Human Proteoforms by Top-Down LC-21 Tesla FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry , L.C. Anderson, et al., Journal of Proteome Research , 16 (2), 1087-1096 (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Probing the Influence of Dielectric Environment on Excitons in Monolayer WSe2: Insight from High Magnetic Fields, A.V. Stier, et al., Nano Lett., 16 (11), 7054-7060 (2016) See Science Highlight or Read online