Nanomagnetics News

Microbots controlled individually by Magnetic 'Mini Force Fields'

Image Credit: Purdue University image/David Cappelleri Researchers from Purdue University are using a technology likened to "mini force fields" to independently control individual microrobots operating w...

Ion Beams Used to Engrave Nanomagnets

Ion Beams Used to Engrave Nanomagnets

A beam of ions has been used to successfully engrave magnetic regions into an alloy with a resolution of 10 atoms. This new method of producing nanoscale magnets could be widely used in the electronics industry.

Physicists Discover Route to Lab-on-a-Chip Technology for Magnetic Resonance

Physicists Discover Route to Lab-on-a-Chip Technology for Magnetic Resonance

A novel method of measuring magnetic resonance has been developed for use in lab-on-chip technology. The method uses a microscopic garnet crystal which nanomechanically twists in response to an external magnetic field which can be observed with spectroscopy.

UT Researchers Produce High Quality Magnetic Thin Films Using Nanosheets

UT Researchers Produce High Quality Magnetic Thin Films Using Nanosheets

Researchers at the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute have revealed that excellent quality magnetic thin films can be produced using 2D crystals, also known as nanosheets, allowing the preferred direction of the magnetism to be controlled locally.

Oxford Instruments and University of Bristol School of Physics Sign a Memorandum of Understanding

Oxford Instruments and University of Bristol School of Physics Sign a Memorandum of Understanding

On Thursday the 20th of August, representatives of Oxford Instruments, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, entered into a strategic relationship with the School of Physics at the University of Bristol.

NIMS Scientist Wins IUPAP Young Scientist Prize for Pioneering Work in Magnetic Nanowires

NIMS Scientist Wins IUPAP Young Scientist Prize for Pioneering Work in Magnetic Nanowires

This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the areas of magnetism. Dr. Hayashi won the prize for “the pioneering work on domain wall dynamics in magnetic nanowires and contributions to the development of current controlled magnetism in magnetic heterostructures using spin orbit effects”.

New Method to Switch Polarization of Nanomagnets Could Enable High-Density Storage on Integrated Circuits

New Method to Switch Polarization of Nanomagnets Could Enable High-Density Storage on Integrated Circuits

UC Berkeley researchers have discovered a new way to switch the polarization of nanomagnets, paving the way for high-density storage to move from hard disks onto integrated circuits.

Unique Optical Magnetometer to Probe Magnetism at the Nanoscale

Unique Optical Magnetometer to Probe Magnetism at the Nanoscale

As the demand grows for ever smaller, smarter electronics, so does the demand for understanding materials’ behavior at ever smaller scales. Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are building a unique optical magnetometer to probe magnetism at the nano- and mesoscale.

University of Illinois Researchers Report Novel Technique to Manipulate Magnetization at Nanoscale

University of Illinois Researchers Report Novel Technique to Manipulate Magnetization at Nanoscale

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have reported physical mechanisms that use heat to manipulate magnetic information. Unlike the conventional methods that involve application of magnetic fields, these mechanisms are based on the transport of heat energy, providing a suitable way to control magnetization at nano-level.

Aalto University Researchers Discover New Way of Coupling Plasmonic and Magneto-Optical Effects

Aalto University Researchers Discover New Way of Coupling Plasmonic and Magneto-Optical Effects

Aalto University Researchers have discovered a breakthrough method of arranging magnetic materials into arrays of nanoscale dots that modify light polarization strongly and controllably upon reflection of the beam from the array.