Magnetism
Australian researchers set record for carbon dioxide capture  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Researchers from Monash University and the CSIRO have set a record for carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) using technology that resembles a sponge filled with tiny magnets. more
Magnetic fields force new perspective on Milky Way's black hole  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Observations from Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) indicate that the magnetic field near our galaxy's core is strong enough to control the material moving around the black... more
Discovery of long sought tiny explosions on the Sun  nanowerk · 17 hours
The mechanism responsible for heating the corona to two million degrees, especially for the quiet Sun, has remained an enduring mystery. Scientists have now found the first direct observational evidence... more
New optical technique provides more efficient probe of nanomagnet dynamics  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
The performance of magnetic storage and memory devices depends on the magnetization dynamics of nanometer-scale magnetic elements called nanomagnets. Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed a new... more
Joined nano-triangles pave the way to magnetic carbon materials  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Graphene, a two-dimensional honeycomb structure made of carbon atoms with a thickness of only one atom, has numerous outstanding properties. These include enormous mechanical resistance and extraordinary electronic and optical... more
Extraordinary modulation of light polarization with dark plasmons in magnetoplasmonic nanocavities  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Nanophotonics uses light polarization as an information carrier in optical communications, sensing, and imaging. Likewise, the state of polarization of light plays a key role in... more
Joined nano-triangles pave the way to magnetic carbon materials  nanowerk · 1 day
Graphene triangles with an edge length of only a few atoms behave like peculiar quantum magnets. When two of these nano-triangles are joined, a 'quantum entanglement' of their magnetic moments... more
Researchers build sensor consisting of only 11 atoms  nanowerk · 1 day
The sensor is capable of capturing magnetic waves and consists of an antenna, a readout capability, a reset button and a memory unit. more
Hot stars are plagued by giant magnetic spots, ESO data shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Astronomers have discovered giant spots on the surface of extremely hot stars hidden in stellar clusters. Not only are these stars plagued by magnetic spots, some... more
Hot stars are plagued by giant magnetic spots  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Astronomers using European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescopes have discovered giant spots on the surface of extremely hot stars hidden in stellar clusters. Not only are these stars plagued by magnetic spots, some... more
New sunspots potentially herald increased solar activity  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
On May 29, 2020, a family of sunspots—dark spots that freckle the face of the sun, representing areas of complex magnetic fields—sported the biggest solar flare since October 2017. Although the sunspots are not... more
New sunspots potentially herald increased solar activity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
On May 29, 2020, a family of sunspots -- dark spots that freckle the face of the Sun, representing areas of complex magnetic fields -- sported the biggest solar flare since October 2017. Although... more
Active material created out of microscopic spinning particles  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have created a new kind of self-healing active material out of 'microspinners,' which self-assemble under a magnetic field to form a lattice. more
Cosmic rays throw up surprises, again  CERN · 5 days
Cosmic rays throw up surprises, again Ana Lopes abelchio Fri, 05/29/2020 - 12:23 The AMS detector on the International Space Station (Image: NASA) Ever since astronauts attached the 7.5 tonne AMS detector to the International Space... more
New 'whirling' state of matter discovered in an element of the periodic table  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The strongest permanent magnets today contain a mix of the elements neodymium and iron. However, neodymium on its own does not behave... more
Self-induced spin glass state in elemental and crystalline neodymium  Science Magazine · 6 days
Spin glasses are a highly complex magnetic state of matter intricately linked to spin frustration and structural disorder. They exhibit no long-range order and exude aging phenomena, distinguishing them from... more
New 'whirling' state of matter discovered in an element of the periodic table  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The strongest permanent magnets today contain a mix of the elements neodymium and iron. However, neodymium on its own does not behave... more
Extremely intense radio burst detected from magnetar SGR 1935+2154  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Using the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) radio telescope, astronomers have detected a bright, millisecond-duration radio burst from a galactic magnetar known as SGR 1935+2154. The discovery of such... more
Return of the Blob: Surprise link found to edge turbulence in fusion plasma  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Correlation discovered between magnetic turbulence in fusion plasmas and troublesome blobs at the plasma edge. more
Kilohertz electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy of single nitrogen centers at zero magnetic field  Science Magazine · 7 days
Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy is among the most important analytical tools in physics, chemistry, and biology. The emergence of nitrogen-vacancy (NV)... more
Van der Waals junction spin valves without spacer layer  nanowerk · 7 days
Distinct from traditional spin valves with a sandwich structure consisting of two ferromagnetic metals decoupled by the insertion of a non-magnetic spacer, recently, a research team has demonstrated two-state and... more
New type of coupled electronic-structural waves discovered in magnetite  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An international team of scientists uncovered exotic quantum properties hidden in magnetite, the oldest magnetic material known to mankind. The study reveals the existence of low-energy waves that indicate the... more
Return of the Blob: Surprise link found to edge turbulence in fusion plasma  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Blobs can wreak havoc in plasma required for fusion reactions. This bubble-like turbulence swells up at the edge of fusion plasmas and... more
Controlling artificial cilia with magnetic fields and light  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have made artificial cilia, or hair-like structures, that can bend into new shapes in response to a magnetic field, then return to their original shape when exposed to the proper light... more
Controlling artificial cilia with magnetic fields and light  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers from North Carolina State University and Elon University have made artificial cilia, or hair-like structures, that can bend into new shapes in response to a magnetic field, then return to their... more
'Vigorous' magnetic field oddity spotted over South Atlantic  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
European satellites are investigating the development of two distinct weak points within the South Atlantic Anomaly of Earth's magnetic field. more
Nanoneedles to increase the capacity and robustness of digital memories  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at the UAB, ICMAB and the ALBA Synchrotron, in collaboration with the UB and ICN2, have developed a new technique to locally modify the properties of a... more
Researchers build sensor consisting of only 11 atoms  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at Delft University of Technology have developed a sensor that is only 11 atoms in size. The sensor is capable of capturing magnetic waves and consists of an antenna, a readout... more
Advanced MRI picks out even small tumors from normal tissue  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at the University of California, Davis offers a significant advance in using magnetic resonance imaging to pick out even very small tumors from normal tissue. more
New double-contrast technique picks up small tumors on MRI  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Early detection of tumors is extremely important in treating cancer. A new technique offers a significant advance in using magnetic resonance imaging to pick out even very small tumors from... more
New double-contrast technique picks up small tumors on MRI  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Early detection of tumors is extremely important in treating cancer. A new technique developed by researchers at the University of California, Davis offers a significant advance in using magnetic resonance... more
Researchers obtain 2D magnetism in both carbon and polyradical nanosheets  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists report that they have obtained edge-induced room-temperature ferromagnetism in both carbon nanosheets and two-dimension (2D) organic antiferromagnetic polyradical nanosheets. more
New double-contrast technique picks up small tumors on MRI  nanowerk · 1 week
A new technique offers a significant advance in using magnetic resonance imaging to pick out even very small tumors from normal tissue. more
Does MRI have an environmental impact?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have surveyed the amount of gadolinium found in river water in Tokyo. Gadolinium is contained in contrast agents given to patients undergoing medical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and it has... more
Direct observation of a coil-to-helix contraction triggered by vinculin binding to talin  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Vinculin binds unfolded talin domains in focal adhesions, which recruits actin filaments to reinforce the mechanical coupling of this organelle. However, it remains unknown... more
Cosmic Rays May Have Played Key Role in Origin of Life’s Handedness  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Living organisms comprise a system of molecules organized with specific handedness. Handedness — or chirality — is the geometric property of an object that... more
Magnetic core-shell iron nanowires can be used for noninvasive medical imaging  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Living cells inside the body could be placed under surveillance--their location and migration noninvasively tracked in real time over many days--using a new method developed by... more
4-D electric circuit network with topology  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In recent years, topology has emerged as an important tool to classify and characterize properties of materials. It has been found that many materials exhibit a number of unusual topological properties, which are unaffected by deformations,... more
Swarm probes weakening of Earth's magnetic field  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In an area stretching from Africa to South America, Earth's magnetic field is gradually weakening. This strange behaviour has geophysicists puzzled and is causing technical disturbances in satellites orbiting Earth. Scientists are using data... more
A new plasma engine will allow less expensive, more efficient, and longer space missions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have patented a new spatial plasma-fueled engine capable of satellite and spacecraft... more
Scientists discover a novel FLT3-ITD mutant selective inhibitor  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Recently, a research team led by Dr. Liu Qingsong and Dr. Liu Jing from High Magnetic Field Laboratory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has discovered a novel FLT3-ITD mutation-selective kinase inhibitor... more
Swarm probes weakening of Earth’s magnetic field  ESA · 2 weeks
In an area stretching from Africa to South America, Earth’s magnetic field is gradually weakening. This strange behaviour has geophysicists puzzled and... more
A new plasma engine will allow less expensive, more efficient, and longer space missions  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a new spatial plasma-fueled engine capable of satellite and spacecraft propulsion, with magnetic field geometry and configuration... more
Scientists use pressure to make liquid magnetism breakthrough  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have forced a solid magnetic metal into a spin liquid state, which may lead to insights into superconductivity and quantum computing. more
Detecting individual nuclear spins in single rare-earth ions hosted in crystals  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Rare-earth minerals are a class of materials with similar properties that are currently used to build a variety of devices, including LEDs, rechargeable batteries, magnets, lasers,... more
Detecting individual nuclear spins with single rare-earth ions hosted in crystals  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Rare-earth minerals are a class of materials with similar properties that are currently used to build a variety of devices, including LEDs, rechargeable batteries, magnets, lasers,... more
Research takes electrons for a spin in moving toward more efficient, higher density data storage  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have demonstrated a new mechanism involving electron motion in magnetic materials that points to new ways to... more
How animals sense Earth's magnetic field  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The secrets behind magnetoreception—that is, the ability of some animals to sense Earth's magnetic field—are beginning to gradually unravel, thanks in part to a new study that demonstrates magnetic sensitivity in a completely artificial protein, which... more
Superconductors with 'zeitgeist' -- When materials differentiate between past and future  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Physicists have discovered spontaneous static magnetic fields with broken time-reversal symmetry in a class of iron-based superconductors. This exceptional property calls for new theoretical models and... more
Three-dimensional self-assembly using dipolar interaction  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In materials science, interactions between dipolar forces of permanent magnets can lead to form one-dimensional chains and rings. In a new report on Science Advances, Leon Abelmann and a research team in electronic components, technology and materials at... more
Scientists use pressure to make liquid magnetism breakthrough  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It sounds like a riddle: What do you get if you take two small diamonds, put a small magnetic crystal between them and squeeze them together very slowly? more
Scientists use pressure to make liquid magnetism breakthrough  nanowerk · 2 weeks
It sounds like a riddle: What do you get if you take two small diamonds, put a small magnetic crystal between them and squeeze them together very slowly? The answer is a... more
Superconductors with 'zeitgeist' – when materials differentiate between the past and the future  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Physicists at TU Dresden have discovered spontaneous static magnetic fields with broken time-reversal symmetry in a class of iron-based superconductors. This exceptional... more
Research takes electrons for a spin in moving toward more efficient, higher density data  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at New York University and IBM Research have demonstrated a new mechanism involving electron motion in magnetic materials that... more
Physicists offer a new 'spin' on memory  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Imagine biting into a peanut butter sandwich and discovering a slice of cheese tucked between the bread and the butter. In a way, this is what happened to a team of physicists at the... more
Scientists break the link between a quantum material's spin and orbital states  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In designing electronic devices, scientists look for ways to manipulate and control three basic properties of electrons: their charge; their spin states, which give... more
'Hot and messy' entanglement of 15 trillion atoms  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Researchers report the production of a giant entangled state that may help medical researchers detect extremely faint magnetic signals from the brain. more
Magnetic north and the elongating blob  ESA · 3 weeks
For some years now, scientists have been puzzling over why the north magnetic pole has been making a dash towards Siberia. Thanks, in part,... more
Atomically thin magnets for next generation spin and quantum electronics  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Researchers develop a ferromagnetic semiconductor that works at room temperature, solving one of science's most intractable problems. more
Signs of fetal alcohol syndrome detected in womb  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New images reveal the earliest impairments to nonhuman primate fetal brain development due to alcohol ingested by the mother, in a study involving rhesus macaques. Magnetic resonance imaging showed impairments to brain... more
Atomically thin magnets for next generation spin and quantum electronics  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As our smartphones, laptops, and computers get smaller and faster, so do the transistors inside them that control the flow of electricity and store information. But traditional transistors... more
Earth’s Inner Core is Rotating, Study Says  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
The inner core of the Earth is rotating at about 0.05-0.1 degrees per year, according to an analysis of seismic data from... more
A possible explanation for the Earth's North magnetic pole moving toward Russia  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A trio of researchers, two with the University of Leeds, the other the Technical University of Denmark, has developed a theory to explain why... more
Scientists show MRI predicts the efficacy of a stem cell therapy for brain injury  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have demonstrated the promise of applying magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to predict the efficacy of using human neural stem... more
Growing mountains or shifting ground: What is going on in Earth's inner core?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Exhaustive seismic data from repeating earthquakes and new data-processing methods have yielded the best evidence yet that the Earth's inner core is... more
Growing mountains or shifting ground: What is going on in Earth's inner core?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Exhaustive seismic data from repeating earthquakes and new data-processing methods have yielded the best evidence yet that the Earth's inner core is... more
Antiferromagnetic fluoride nanocrystals  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When magnetic materials are nanometric at least in one dimension, the surface effect often dominates the static and transport behaviors due to the limited long-range order and broken translation symmetry. The perturbations in spin-spin correlation length and unperfect spin coordination... more
Future information technologies: 3D Quantum spin liquid revealed  nanowerk · 3 weeks
So far, quantum spin liquids have usually only been found in one or two dimensional magnetic systems. Now scientists have found spin liquid behaviour in 3D, due to a so called hyper... more
Future information technologies: 3D quantum spin liquid revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Quantum spin liquids are candidates for potential use in future information technologies. So far, quantum spin liquids have usually only been found in one or two dimensional magnetic systems only. Now an... more
Future information technologies: 3-D quantum spin liquid revealed  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Quantum spin liquids are candidates for potential use in future information technologies. So far, quantum spin liquids have usually only been found in one or two dimensional magnetic systems only. Now an... more
Unraveling the magnetism of a graphene triangular flake  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Graphene is a diamagnetic material, this is, unable of becoming magnetic. However, a triangular piece of graphene is predicted to be magnetic. This apparent contradiction is a consequence of "magic" shapes in... more
Raise your glass: new nanotechnology clears haze from white wine  nanowerk · 3 weeks
New research is ensuring white wines will always look their best as novel magnetic nanotechnology is proving to quickly and efficiently remove haze-forming proteins in white wine. more
Unraveling the magnetism of a graphene triangular flake  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Triangulene is a triangular graphene flake, which possesses a net magnetic moment: it is a graphene nanometer-size magnet. This magnetic state opens fascinating perspectives on the use of these pure-carbon magnets in... more
Three-dimensional self-assembly using dipolar interaction  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Interaction between dipolar forces, such as permanent magnets, generally leads to the formation of one-dimensional chains and rings. We investigated whether it was possible to let dipoles self-assemble into three-dimensional structures by encapsulating them in a shell with... more
Nanoscale strain engineering of giant pseudo-magnetic fields, valley polarization, and topological channels in graphene  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
The existence of nontrivial Berry phases associated with two inequivalent valleys in graphene provides interesting opportunities for investigating the valley-projected... more
Magnetic field-driven assembly and reconfiguration of multicomponent supraparticles  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Suprastructures at the colloidal scale must be assembled with precise control over local interactions to accurately mimic biological complexes. The toughest design requirements include breaking the symmetry of assembly in a simple... more
Magnetic nanopropellers deliver genetic material to cells  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Researchers used a magnetic material that outperforms the strongest known micromagnets, yet is chemically stable, non-toxic and biologically compatible. Such new nanopropellers hold great potential for biomedical applications and minimally invasive surgeries of the... more
Powerful new magnet provides fresh insight into 'frozen' quantum materials  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers at the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have finished the preliminary commissioning of a new 14-tesla magnet at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS).... more
Spin-dependent processes in the 2D material hexagonal boron nitride  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Quantum technology was once considered to be something very expensive and available only to the largest research centers. However, in our days it is widely used in many applications, and... more
The Sun is less active magnetically than other stars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Our sun is the source of life on Earth. Its calm glow across billions of years has allowed life to evolve and flourish. This does not mean the sun doesn't... more
Screw cancer: Microneedle sticks it to cancer tissue  nanowerk · 4 weeks
A drug-loaded microrobotic needle effectively targets and remains attached to cancerous tissue in lab experiments without needing continuous application of a magnetic field, allowing more precise drug delivery. more
Screw cancer: Microneedle sticks it to cancer tissue  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A drug-loaded microrobotic needle effectively targets and remains attached to cancerous tissue in lab experiments without needing continuous application of a magnetic field, allowing more precise drug delivery. The details were published... more
Scientists take steps to create a 'racetrack memory', potentially enhancing digital data storage  nanowerk · 4 weeks
'Racetrack memory', which reconfigures magnetic fields in innovative ways, could supplant current methods of mass data storage, such as flash memory and... more
Scientists produce a magnetic nanocrystal with many potential applications  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Spinels are oxides with chemical formulas of the type AB2O4, where A is a divalent metal cation (positive ion), B is a trivalent metal cation, and O is oxygen. Spinels... more
Novel magnetic field effect in diamagnetic molecules  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
New research demonstrates that an applied magnetic field will interact with the electronic structure of weakly magnetic, or diamagnetic, molecules to induce a magnetic-field effect that, to their knowledge, has never before been documented.... more
Targeting depression: Researchers ID symptom-specific targets for treatment of depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
For the first time, physician-scientists have identified two clusters of depressive symptoms that responded to two distinct neuroanatomical treatment targets in patients who underwent transcranial magnetic brain stimulation... more
Scholes finds novel magnetic field effect in diamagnetic molecules  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Princeton University Department of Chemistry publishes research this week proving that an applied magnetic field will interact with the electronic structure of weakly-magnetic, or diamagnetic, molecules to induce a... more
Researchers develop AI algorithm to accurately predict risk for and diagnose Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers have developed a computer algorithm based on Artificial Intelligence that can accurately predict the risk for and diagnose Alzheimer's disease using a combination... more
Magnetic pulses alter salmon's orientation, suggesting navigation via magnetite in tissue  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have taken a step closer to solving one of nature's most remarkable mysteries: How do salmon, when it's time to spawn, find their way back... more
Magnetic pulses alter salmon's orientation, suggesting they navigate via magnetite in their tissue  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers in Oregon State University's College of Agricultural Sciences have taken a step closer to solving one of nature's most remarkable mysteries:... more
Where do baby magnetars come from? Mysterious 'fast radio bursts' may provide clues.  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Magnetars — highly magnetized, rapidly rotating super-dense stars — are among the most enigmatic creatures to inhabit the cosmos and their origins... more
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