New Technique for Monolayer Electronic Devices

A unique way to bond together single-layer semiconductors opens a door to new nanotechnologies.

Photoluminescence response of MoS2–WS2 lateral heterostructures.

New Record Magnet Fulfills Superconducting Promise

Made with high-temperature superconductors, the National MagLab's newest instrument shatters a world record and opens new frontiers in science.

A YBCO coil from the world-record 32-tesla superconducting magnet.

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

A magnetic topological semimetal Sr1-yMn1-zSb2(y, z < 0.1), J.Y. Liu, et al., Nature Materials, 16, 905–910 (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Bi-2223 High-Temperature Superconducting Test Coils for NMR Magnets, W.S. Marshall, et al., IEEE Trans Appl Supercond, 27, 4, (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Reversible magnetic switching in a new multifunctional molecular material, J. Vallejo, et al., Chem. Sci. 8, 3694-3702 (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Selective mass enhancement close to a quantum critical point, V. Grinenko, et al., Nature Scientific Reports, 7, 4589 (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Tracking lithium transport pathways in solid electrolytes for batteries, J. Zheng, et al., Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C7TA05832B See Science Highlight or Read online 

Permanent magnet materials without neodymium and dysprosium, D.R. brown, et al., MRS Advances, 1, 3, 227-233 (2016) See Science Highlight or Read online