Superconductor technology for smaller, sooner fusion

MIT-Commonwealth Fusion Systems demonstration of new superconducting cable is a key step on the high-field path to compact fusion.

Leda Zimmerman | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
Oct. 13, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: energy industry superconductors research renewable-energy school-of-engineering global faculty collaboration nuclear-science-and-engineering magnets alternative-energy plasma-science-and-fusion-center fusion cern

Algorithm may improve brain-controlled prostheses and exoskeletons

An improved method for magnet tracking enables high-speed wireless tracking through various materials.

Stephanie Strom | MIT Media Lab • mit
Nov. 18, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: research prosthetics media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning computer-science-and-technology algorithms magnets bionics

Scientists discover fractal patterns in a quantum material

The X-ray-focusing lens used in the experiment is based on a design used in lighthouses for centuries.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 16, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: physics quantum-mechanics research school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf materials-science-and-engineering materials-research-laboratory magnets

Enhanced NMR reveals chemical structures in a fraction of the time

Technique could yield insights into complex proteins involved in Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 18, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: chemistry imaging biology research proteins school-of-science magnets plasma-science-and-fusion-center

Study opens route to ultra-low-power microchips

Innovative approach to controlling magnetism could lead to next-generation memory and logic devices.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 12, 2018 ~8 min

Tags: electronics spintronics research invention school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering dmse materials-research-laboratory magnets

Turning up the heat on thermoelectrics | MIT News

New materials, heated under high magnetic fields, could produce record levels of energy, model shows.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
May 25, 2018 ~9 min

Tags:  physics  energy  research  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  research-laboratory-of-electronics  materials-science-and-engineering  magnets

Robert Griffin awarded Richard R. Ernst Prize in Magnetic Resonance | MIT News

Griffin honored for pioneering contributions to high-resolution solid state nuclear magnetic resonance and its applications to biological systems.

Danielle Randall | Department of Chemistry • mit
July 7, 2017 ~3 min

Tags:  chemistry  awards-honors-and-fellowships  school-of-science  faculty  magnets

Julien Barber: Protecting magnets and the environment | MIT News

Master's candidate explores ways to cool high-temperature superconductors used in fusion research.

Paul Rivenberg | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
March 27, 2017 ~6 min

Tags:  profile  superconductors  students  graduate-postdoctoral  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  nuclear-science-and-engineering  magnets  plasma-science-and-fusion-center  fusion  nuclear-power-and-reactors

Faculty highlight: Senthil Todadri | MIT News

A quest to understand superconductivity leads MIT theoretical physicist Senthil Todadri to discoveries about new magnetic materials called quantum spin liquids.

Denis Paiste | Materials Processing Center • mit
Feb. 6, 2017 ~16 min

Tags:  physics  energy  quantum-mechanics  profile  superconductors  research  school-of-science  faculty  materials-science-and-engineering  magnets

Mapping buried magnetism | MIT News

MIT researchers use an optical technique to probe magnetism at a hidden interface between two exotic thin films.

Denis Paiste | Materials Processing Center • mit
Oct. 25, 2016 ~6 min

Tags:  physics  imaging  photonics  topological-insulators  research  school-of-science  materials-science-and-engineering  magnets

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