Geochemist Honored by American Geophysical Union

The MagLab's Vincent Salters has been elected an AGU fellow by his peers.

MagLab geochemist Vincent Salters.

"Strange Metals" Just Got Stranger

A material already known for its unique behavior is found to carry current in a way never before observed.

MagLab physicist Arkady Shekhter

BiSSCO Breakthrough

After fine-tuning a massive furnace for processing novel superconducting coils, scientists are now building its big brother.

Overpressure processing furnace for Bi-2212 magnet coils.

What Makes Migraines?

MagLab researchers use the world’s strongest MRI machine to try to identify the causes of an affliction that impacts some 38 million people in the U.S. alone.

Using MagLab-developed NMR pulse sequences, volumes in the rat cortex (pink boxes) are selected to acquire relaxation-enhanced 1H NMR spectra over 3 hours.

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

Metabolic assessment of migraines using ultra-high magnetic fields, N. Abad, et al., Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 79(3):1266-1275, (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Imaging pH levels with a CoII2 MRI Probe, A. E. Thorarinsdottir, et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 139, 15836–15847 (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Dirac fermions detected via quantum oscillations, T. Terashima, et al., Physical Review X, 8, 011014 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Phase diagram of URu2–xFexSi2 in high magnetic fields, S. Ran, et al., PNAS, 114, 37, 9826 (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Imaging current flow in the brain during transcranial electrical stimulation, A. K. Kasinadhuni, et al., Brain Stimulation, 10 (2017) 764-772 See Science Highlight or Read online 

Magneto-Electric Effects in Metal-Organic Quantum Magnet, L. Yin, et al., J. Low Temp. Phys., 187,627 (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Novel Metallofullerene Boosts Dynamic Nuclear Polarization, X. Wang, et al., Chem. Comm., 54, 2425-2428 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Ceramic Insulation for High-Temperature Superconducting Wire, H.Kandel, et al., Supercond. Sci. Technol., 28 (3) 035010 (2015) See Science Highlight or Read online