Spine-Chilling Science Fun

Join us Oct. 25 for a night of hair-raising science activities and eerie experiments conducted by our spooky scientists. It's free and family-friendly!

Spine Chilling Science Fun

Listen to the Lab

Whether we’re making magnets or running experiments, we make a pretty good ruckus here at the MagLab. Hear what we do with this cool interactive activity.

Graphic by Caroline McNiel

Tapping into the Topological Promise

This year's Nobel Prize in Physics has put topological materials in the headlines worldwide. But at the National MagLab, they're old news.

Illustrations from research on topological matter from experiments done at the MagLab.

Watch Science Café Online

Missed the recent "Underwater Edition" of the MagLab's Science Café ? You can now catch it on YouTube.

Jessi Halligan and Lamar English at Science Cafe

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

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 

EPR Studies of Supramolecular Aggregates of Single-Molecule Magnets , T. N. Nguyen, et al., Science Chem. Sci, (2016), 7, 1156-1173. See Science Highlight or Read online 

New Fractional Fractal Quantum Hall States in Graphene , L. Wang, et al., Science, (2015), 350, 1231-1234. See Science Highlight or Read online