Seeking the most powerful magnetic fields on Earth, scientists and engineers from across the world come to the MagLab to explore promising new materials, solve energy challenges and grow our understanding of living things. The MagLab has seven user facilities located across our three campuses providing bore sizes from 1 to 900 mm and field strength from 1 to 300 tesla. These research highlights showcase some of the unique magnets and instrumentation available at the National MagLab. Visit our website to see more science highlights representing the most promising and cutting-edge research underway across the lab’s seven user facilities.
Discovering previously unobserved quantum states nested inside the quantum Hall effect in a single-layer form of carbon known as graphene, researchers have found evidence of a new state of matter that challenges scientists’ understanding of collective electron behavior.
Using magnetic fields of over 90 T, the effective mass in the high-Tc superconductor YBa2Cu3O6+x was shown to be strongly enhanced as the material is doped toward optimal Tc.
Examining the topological material samarium hexaboride, scientists discover seemingly contradictory properties and an exciting, new mystery for physicists.