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Illustration of the anomalous spin-orbit torque, or ASOT. Image credit: Jose Vazquez, ITG, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A torque on conventional magnetic wisdom

August 14, 2019

Physicists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced they have observed a magnetic phenomenon called the “anomalous spin-orbit torque,”…
Stanford physicists discover new quantum trick for graphene: magnetism

July 29, 2019

Sometimes the best discoveries happen when scientists least expect it. While trying to replicate another team’s finding, Stanford…
Electron microscope gains magnetic superpowers

July 5, 2019

In a world first, a powerful transmission electron microscope (TEM) is given extraordinary new powers of sight, which…
Neutrons—Mastering magnetism

June 17, 2019

Researchers have pioneered a new technique using pressure to manipulate magnetism in thin film materials used to enhance…
Small currents for big gains in spintronics

June 14, 2019

UTokyo researchers have created an electronic component that demonstrates functions and abilities important to future generations of computational…
2D Insulators With Ferromagnetic Properties Are Rare; Researchers Just Identified A New One

May 14, 2019

Collaborating scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Princeton University have discovered…
Dark matter experiment finds no evidence of axions

April 10, 2019

Physicists from MIT and elsewhere have performed the first run of a new experiment to detect axions —…
Quirky kindred compounds could crack quantum code

December 27, 2018

There’s an oddball in most families, but Rice University physicist Emilia Morosan has discovered an entire clan of…
Magnetized wire could be used to detect cancer in people

July 18, 2018

A magnetic wire used to snag scarce and hard-to-capture tumor cells could prove to be a swift and…
Neutrons help demystify multiferroic materials

March 22, 2018

Materials used in electronic devices are typically chosen because they possess either special magnetic or special electrical properties.…
Neutrons reveal the wild Weyl world of semimetals

February 22, 2018

The observation of an abnormal state of matter in a two-dimensional magnetic material is the latest development in…
Stellar magnetism: What’s behind the most brilliant lights in the sky?

February 2, 2018

Space physicists at University of Wisconsin–Madison have just released unprecedented detail on a bizarre phenomenon that powers the…
Holography, LIDAR on the cheap: Nanoparticle gel controls twisted light with magnetism

January 23, 2018

“Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” For many of those around at the release of…
Of Spins, Entanglements and Spooky Actions

December 20, 2017

To UC Santa Barbara theoretical physicist Leon Balents, a magnet is far more than the thing you stick on…
Molecular magnetism packs power with “messenger electron”

November 15, 2017

Electrons can be a persuasive bunch, or at least, a talkative bunch, according to new work from John…
Researchers Find New Way to Manipulate Magnetism

September 18, 2017

In a pioneering effort to control, measure and understand magnetism at the atomic level, researchers working at the…
Scientists discover a 2-D magnet

June 8, 2017

Magnetic materials form the basis of technologies that play increasingly pivotal roles in our lives today, including sensing…
Pioneering new methods for designing magnetism

May 29, 2017

University of Tokyo researchers have proposed and successfully demonstrated a new concept for artificially controlling the preferred orientation,…
New 2-D materials conduct electricity near the speed of light

April 27, 2017

Physicists at the University of California, Irvine and elsewhere have fabricated new two-dimensional materials with breakthrough electrical and…
Better Nanoimages ‘Spin’ The Path to Improved Magnetic Memory

March 20, 2017

In work that could help make possible a faster, longer-lasting and lower-energy method of data storage for consumers…
Research reveals novel quantum state in strange insulating materials

February 11, 2017

Researchers from Brown University have shown experimentally how a unique form of magnetism arises in an odd class…
Iron springs back to shape under pressure

September 16, 2016

A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) physicists has performed a series of calculations shedding light on…
Mysterious increased transition temperature of iron selenide superconductor under high pressure

August 3, 2016

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have shown that the mysterious fourfold increase observed in the superconducting transition…
Novel production system for high-quality protein crystals

June 16, 2016

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a superconducting magnet system to create a quasi-microgravity environment where…
Scientists Find Surprising Magnetic Excitations in a Metallic Compound

June 8, 2016

Some three-dimensional materials can exhibit exotic properties that only exist in “lower” dimensions. For example, in one-dimensional chains…
A new way to get electricity from magnetism

April 19, 2016

By showing that a phenomenon dubbed the “inverse spin Hall effect” works in several organic semiconductors – including…
New magnetism research brings high-temp superconductivity applications closer

April 9, 2016

A research team led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory has discovered that only…
First plasma generated in the Wendelstein 7-X

December 13, 2015

The plasma researchers’ efforts and patience have paid off. On December 10th, 2015 a good ten years after…
Novel intermediate energy X-ray beamline opening for researchers

November 23, 2015

Researchers working to create next-generation electronic systems and to understand the fundamental properties of magnetism and electronics to…
New 3-D printing method creates complex micro objects

November 3, 2015

Bioengineers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a new method of…
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