“SnackChat” Builds Community at the MagLab

Fueled by tostones and other treats, employees build bridges across departments, buildings and other divides.

Staffers from opposite ends of the building (Jonathan Billings, left, and Steve Rowland) meet at SnackChat.

Passing the Torch

Professor & scientist Lance Cooley becomes the new director of the MagLab’s Applied Superconductivity Center.

Passing the Torch

Prehistoric Findings Shed Light on Modern Climate Change

Study brings into stark relief the disastrous effects a deoxygenated ocean could have on marine life.

Postdoctoral Fellow Theodore Them (left, holding an extinct fossil sample) and Assistant Professor Jeremy Owens (right, holding a rock core sample). The researchers used the samples to study the global record of oxygenation.

MagLab Chemist Wins Prestigious Career Award

Martha Chacón-Patiño to jump-start collaboration that could advance both the treatment of cancer and the study of petroleum.

Martha Chacón-Patiño received the American Society for Mass Spectrometry Postdoctoral Career Development Award.

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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Featured Publications


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 

Switchable Transmission of Quantum Hall Edge States in Bilayer Graphene, J. Li, et al., Physical Review Letters, 120, 057701 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Targeted Annotation of Peptides by Selective Infrared Multiphoton Dissociation Mass Spectrometry, N.B. Borotto, et al., Analytical Chemistry, 89, 8304-8310 (2017) See Science Highlight or Read online 

Exciton States in a New Monolayer Semiconductor, A.V. Stier, et al., Physical Review Letters, 120, 057405 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online 

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