March 2020
Shared experimental facilities closed
MRL shared experimental facilities are closed until further notice.

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Dancing electrons solve longstanding puzzle
Using an ultrashort laser pulse, an international team at MIT and elsewhere has confirmed the existence in magnetite of peculiar electronic waves that freeze at its metal-to-insulator transition temperature and start “dancing together” in a collective oscillating motion.
Using light to put a twist on electrons
Shining circularly polarized, mid-infrared light on titanium diselenide while cooling it below the critical temperature leads electrons in the material to take on either the left-handedness or the right-handedness of the light's polarization, researchers from MIT and elsewhere report. 
How to get conductive gels to stick when wet
Researchers at MIT have come up with a way of getting conductive polymer gels to adhere to wet surfaces. The polymer material is highly flexible, allowing it to be used for biological sensors that can flex with the body.
Deep learning to evaluate mechanical properties
An international team of researchers from MIT, Brown University, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has developed a new analytical technique that can improve mechanical property estimates for metallic materials from instrumented indention, with as much as 20 times greater accuracy. 
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