Interdisciplinary Excellence

Three MagLab scientists -- a theoretical physicist, an engineer and a microscopist -- have earned top awards recognizing their distinguished careers.

Lev Gorkov, Denis Markiewicz and Mike Davidson.

The 2014 Highlights Issue

Discover the lab's 58 best research reports and see where our 1,442 users came from.

Cover of Volume 22, Issue 2 of MagLab Reports

What Do They Put in the Magnets?

Curious scientists put all sorts of things -- like "oxide sandwiches" -- in our magnets. Find out what they are and why you care.

Alon Ron and Eran Maniv

New Chief Scientist

Leading physicist Laura H. Greene will help shape the future of the National MagLab.

New Chief Scientist - Laura Greene

Meet Andreas Neubauer

This scientist took the extended stay option during his recent trip to the MagLab. After all, you can't rush art — especially when it's mixed with science.

Andreas Neubauer and Victor Schepkin.

Phosphorene: "Just Right" for a Materials Revolution?

Read why black phosphorus may hit all the right buttons for next-generation electronics.

Illustration of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Ooh, Aah, Wow, Cool!

That's what you hear when MagLab educators come to the classroom.

MagLab educator Carlos Villa in the classroom.

Coming Back for More Science

When a Florida teacher had the chance to spend a second summer doing research at the MagLab, he didn’t have to think twice.

Science teacher Jorge Natal.

To conduct, or to insulate? That is the question

Researchers working at the National MagLab have identified a material that behaves as a conductor and an insulator at the same time.

Aidan Zabalo

Breaking the Tape

Using a groundbreaking material, the MagLab finishes first in the race for the world's strongest superconducting magnet.

YBCO tape.

The MagLab Measures Up

Dozens of measurement techniques are available to MagLab users, from dilatometry to thermometry.

Transmission pulsed ultrasound cell used at the High B/T Facility.

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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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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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


  • Coil testing leads to superconducting magnet record of 27 T
    24 August 2015
    Coil testing leads to superconducting magnet record of 27 T

    Reduced-size prototype coils for the 32 T all-superconducting magnet have been successfully tested. The results include the generation of 27 T, which is a record for superconducting magnets.

  • Answered: Isotropic versus Anisotropic Transport in the Magnetic-Field-Induced Wigner-crystal state in 2D holes
    24 August 2015
    Answered:  Isotropic versus Anisotropic Transport in the Magnetic-Field-Induced Wigner-crystal state in 2D holes

    Studies of the magnetotransport of strongly interacting 2D holes in high mobility, gated, GaAs quantum wells have been carried out a very low temperatures to search for possible anisotropy in the field-induced re-entrant insulating phase. The latter phase was observed in the resistivity at a magnetic field that depended on hole density but that was independent of current direction. This shows that the re-entrant insulating phase is not due to a proposed anisotropic stripe order, but is instead caused by Wigner crystallization.

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Featured Publications


Quantum oscillations in a two-dimensional electron gas in black phosphorus thin films, L. Li, et al., Nature Nanotechnology, 10, 608–613 (2015) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Paired single residue-transposed Lys-N and Lys-C digestions for label-free identification of N-terminal and C-terminal MS/MS peptide product ions: ultrahigh resolution Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry and tandem mass spectrometry for peptide de novo sequencing, N. C. Brownstein, et al., Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 29, 659-666 (2015) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Quasiparticle mass enhancement approaching optimal doping in a high-Tc superconductor, B. J. Ramshaw, et al., Science, 348:6232 (317-320). 2015 See Science Highlight or Read online 

An Investigation into the Longitudinal Identity Trajectories of Women in STEM, R. Hughes, Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 21(2), (2015) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Design of N2 Cooled Bi-2223 HTS Current Leads for use in 0.4 T Field for the NHMFL Series-Connected Hybrid Magnet, S. Marshall, et al., Adv. Cryog. Eng., 59B, 1018 (2014) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Pressure dependence of the exchange anisotropy in an organic ferromagnet, K. Thirunavukkuarasu, et al., Phys., Rev. B 91, 014412 (2015) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Isotropic round-wire multifilament cuprate superconductor for generation of magnetic fields above 30 T, D.C. Larbalestier, et al., Nature Materials., 13, 375–381 (2014) See Science Highlight or Read online