Polar Putty

Magnets come in all shapes and sizes. Visit our Magnet Academy to learn how to make magnetic Silly Putty at home using a few simple ingredients.

Magnetic Putty Lesson Plan

Pressure Converts an Insulator into a Metal

The novel behavior could help scientists better understand the mechanisms behind high-temperature superconductivity.

Quantum oscillations in NiS<sub>2</sub> that appear at pressures above the Mott transition that is at ~30kbar.

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

Get Some Science this Summer

The MagLab is offering free outreach to summer camps, programs and community gatherings from June 4 to July 29.

Summer Outreach

Research Initiatives

Research Initiatives - Materials

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

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

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


  • Pressure converts an insulator into a metal
    30 May 2017
    Pressure converts an insulator into a metal

    The novel behavior could help scientists better understand the mechanisms behind high-temperature superconductivity.

  • Magneto-structural correlations in a transition metal complex
    30 May 2017
    Magneto-structural correlations in a transition metal complex

    In the field of inorganic chemistry, magneto-structural correlations have been used to rationally design molecules with desirable properties, and to relate these properties to the electronic and geometric structures. In turn, such studies provide powerful tools for understanding important catalytic processes, as well as elucidating the structures of active sites in metalloproteins. This study reveals an unusually strong sensitivity of the magnetic properties of a CoS4 molecule to minute changes in its structure.

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Featured Publications


Pressure converts an insulator into a metal, S. Friedemann, et al., Scientific Reports, 6, 416 (2016) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Magneto-Structural Correlations in a Transition Metal Complex, E. A. Suturina, et al., Inorganic Chemistry, 56, 3102-3118 (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

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