About leighton

Chris Leighton is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota, in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. He works on the electronic and magnetic properties of a wide variety of materials.

Magnets, Gatorade, and the Quest for Energy-Efficient Computers

2020-10-14T14:34:43-06:00
09/30
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Computing with fool's gold?

Fool's gold is a beautiful mineral often mistaken for gold, but recent research shows that its scientific value may be great indeed. Using a liquid similar to Gatorade, it can be turned into a magnet at the flick of a switch! Read on to learn more!

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Magnets, Gatorade, and the Quest for Energy-Efficient Computers2020-10-14T14:34:43-06:00

Let There Be Light! (And a Little Bit of Magnetism)

2017-06-08T15:32:36-06:00
03/01
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The wonderful world of complex oxides

One of the oldest and most studied materials in all of physics and materials science has been shown to display magnetism when illuminated with a certain type of light.

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Let There Be Light! (And a Little Bit of Magnetism)2017-06-08T15:32:36-06:00
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