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

A Molecular Switch

2020-08-10T12:31:24-06:00
08/10
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Tiny magnets do big work
by Guanhua (Tibbers) Hao, Peter Dowben

Think of the hard disk in your computer. Information is stored there in the form of magnetic "bits." But do you know how small a magnet can be? Some molecules make magnetic magic, and these special molecules may give rise to the ultrafast, high precision, low power devices of the future.

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A Molecular Switch2020-08-10T12:31:24-06:00

Spins and Skyrmions

2019-01-31T12:45:14-06:00
07/03
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Magnetic patterns

Recent progress in materials science has led to the creation of new magnetic materials in which the magnetism follows complex patterns. The formation of these patterns depends on a phenomenon called spin-orbital coupling. Because they can be manipulated by electric currents and temperature changes, materials exhibiting these interesting magnetic patterns may have applications in magnetic memories and logic devices. Click to learn how!

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Spins and Skyrmions2019-01-31T12:45:14-06:00

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

Going With the FFLO

2016-02-24T11:38:01-06:00
02/24
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Magnets and superconductors

Superconductors and magnetic fields do not usually get along, but a research team led by a Brown University physicist has produced new evidence for an exotic superconducting state that can indeed arise when a superconductor is subject to a strong magnetic field. Their results could enable scientists to develop materials for more efficient memory storage, and even help to explain the behavior of distant astronomical objects called pulsars.

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Going With the FFLO2016-02-24T11:38:01-06:00
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