Magnetism
Magnetars Can Crack Themselves Open and Bombard Earth with Gamma-Ray Flares, New Theory Suggests  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 hours
Three giant gamma-ray flares have been detected in the last 40 years. A new paper on magnetars cracking themselves open... more
Phospho-dependent phase separation of FMRP and CAPRIN1 recapitulates regulation of translation and deadenylation  Science Magazine · 1 hour
Membraneless organelles involved in RNA processing are biomolecular condensates assembled by phase separation. Despite the important role of intrinsically disordered protein regions... more
New technique could streamline design of intricate fusion device  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Stellarators, twisty machines that house fusion reactions, rely on complex magnetic coils that are challenging to design and build. Now, a physicist has developed a mathematical technique to help simplify... more
Visualizing strong magnetic fields with neutrons  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Researchers have developed a new method with which strong magnetic fields can be precisely measured. They use neutrons obtained from the SINQ spallation source. In the future, it will therefore be possible to measure the fields... more
Visualizing strong magnetic fields with neutrons  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have developed a new method with which strong magnetic fields can be precisely measured. They use neutrons obtained from the SINQ spallation source. In the future, it will therefore... more
Astronomers investigate radio burst emission from the magnetar XTE J1810−197  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Using Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), astronomers have observed the magnetar XTE J1810−197 after its recent radio outburst to investigate its emission. Results of the study, presented in... more
Magnets are being used to extract algal molecules for the beauty, bioplastics industries  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Entrepreneurs in the aquaculture sector face a problem—extracting all the valuable molecules from seaweed and algal cells is still really difficult. But... more
Studying quantum phenomena in magnetic systems to understand exotic states of matter  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Besides solids, liquids and gases, more exotic states of matter can be generated in specific materials under special conditions. Such states are of great... more
Understanding how electric current affects the magnetic skyrmion changes  nanowerk · 10 hours
Researchers are investigating the dynamics of magnetic skyrmions with the eventual goal of developing spintronic devices. more
We May Finally Know Where Vicious 'Black Widow' Pulsars Come From  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
These little "redback" and "black widow" stars have intensely magnetic poles, which could help explain how they eat their twins. more
New technique could streamline design of intricate fusion device  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Stellarators, twisty machines that house fusion reactions, rely on complex magnetic coils that are challenging to design and build. Now, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton... more
Studying quantum phenomena in magnetic systems to understand exotic states of matter  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists unify condensed matter physics and quantum physics by experimentally characterizing magnetism-related quantum phenomena in Ba2CoSi2O6Cl2. more
Dark 'Half-Magnets' from the Sun Could Be Streaming Through Us Every Day  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Two theoretical physicists propose a novel idea to find dark matter — and it might actually be testable. more
Magnetically targeted drugs  nanowerk · 3 days
Magnetic particles allow drugs to be released at precise times and in specific areas. more
A new way to deliver drugs with pinpoint targeting  MIT · 3 days
Magnetic particles allow drugs to be released at precise times and in specific areas. more
Nearly ferromagnetic spin-triplet superconductivity  Science Magazine · 1 week
Spin-triplet superconductors potentially host topological excitations that are of interest for quantum information processing. We report the discovery of spin-triplet superconductivity in UTe2, featuring a transition temperature of 1.6 kelvin and a very large and anisotropic upper critical field exceeding... more
Breakthrough in understanding of magnetic monopoles could signal new technologies  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A breakthrough in understanding how the quasi-particles known as magnetic monopoles behave could lead to the development of new technologies to replace electric charges. more
Electronic waste is mined for rare earth elements  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Rare earth elements are the "secret sauce" of numerous advanced materials for energy, transportation, defense and communications applications. Their largest use for clean energy is in permanent magnets, which retain magnetic properties... more
Breakthrough in understanding of magnetic monopoles could signal new technologies  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A breakthrough in understanding how the quasi-particles known as magnetic monopoles behave could lead to the development of new technologies to replace electric charges. more
Scientists discover potential path to improving samarium-cobalt magnets  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have discovered a potential tool to enhance magnetization and magnetic anisotropy, making it possible to improve the performance of samarium-cobalt magnets. more
Through the kidneys to the exit  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists at the National University of Science and Technology "MISIS" (NUST MISIS) have identified a new mechanism for removing magnetic nanoparticles through the kidneys, which will help to create more effective and safe drugs. The results... more
Scientists learn how to safely excrete nanomedicine  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists have identified a new mechanism for removing magnetic nanoparticles through the kidneys, which will help to create more effective and safe drugs. more
Scientists discover potential path to improving samarium-cobalt magnets  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists have discovered a potential tool to enhance magnetization and magnetic anisotropy, making it possible to improve the performance of samarium-cobalt magnets. more
Solar physics with the Square Kilometre Array  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Although solar physics is one of the most mature branches of astrophysics, the sun confronts researchers with a large number of outstanding fundamental problems. These problems include the determination of the structure and dynamics... more
MMS Finds First Interplanetary Shock  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The Magnetospheric Multiscale mission — MMS — has spent the past four years using high-resolution instruments to see what no other spacecraft can. Recently, MMS made... more
New bimodal contrast agent suits both MRI and photoacoustic imaging  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Magnetic resonance imaging visualizes internal body structures, often with the help of contrast agents to enhance sensitivity. more
Skyrmion lattice with a giant topological Hall effect in a frustrated triangular-lattice magnet  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Geometrically frustrated magnets can host complex spin textures, leading to unconventional electromagnetic responses. Magnetic frustration may also promote topologically nontrivial spin states... more
Two-in-one contrast agent for medical imaging  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) visualizes internal body structures, often with the help of contrast agents to enhance sensitivity. Scientists have now developed a bimodal contrast agent suited for two imaging techniques at once, namely, MRI and... more
NASA's MMS finds first interplanetary shock  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Magnetospheric Multiscale mission—MMS—has spent the past four years using high-resolution instruments to see what no other spacecraft can. Recently, MMS made the first high-resolution measurements of an interplanetary shock. more
Earth's last magnetic field reversal took far longer than once thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Every several hundred thousand years or so, Earth's magnetic field dramatically shifts and reverses its polarity. Geologist found that the most recent field reversal, some 770,000... more
Synchronizing volcanic, sedimentary, and ice core records of Earths last magnetic polarity reversal  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Reversal of Earth’s magnetic field polarity every 105 to 106 years is among the most far-reaching, yet enigmatic, geophysical phenomena. The short... more
Spinning towards robust microwave generation on the nano scale  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Spin-torque oscillators (STOs) are nanoscale devices that generate microwaves using changes in magnetic field direction, but those produced by any individual device are too weak for practical applications. Physicists have... more
Surprising discovery could change the way industry uses nickel  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Nickel is one of the most abundant elements on earth. It is hard, yet malleable, magnetic at room temperature, and a relatively good conductor of electricity and heat. Most notably,... more
Surprising discovery could change the way industry uses nickel  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Nickel is one of the most abundant elements on earth. It is hard, yet malleable, magnetic at room temperature, and a relatively good conductor of electricity and heat. Most notably,... more
Two-in-one contrast agent for medical imaging  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) visualizes internal body structures, often with the help of contrast agents to enhance sensitivity. A Belgian team of scientists has now developed a bimodal contrast agent suited for two imaging techniques at... more
Improving the magnetic bottle that controls fusion power on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists who use magnetic fields to bottle up and control on Earth the fusion reactions that power the sun and stars must correct any errors in the shape... more
Improving the magnetic bottle that controls fusion power on Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The exhaustive detection method that discovered the error field in the initial run of the NSTX-U tokamak could serve as a model for error-field detection in future tokamaks. more
Magnetic plasma pulses excited by UK-size swirls in the solar atmosphere  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have discovered previously undetected observational evidence of frequent energetic wave pulses the size of the UK, transporting energy from the solar surface to the higher... more
Magnetic plasma pulses excited by UK-size swirls in the solar atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international team of scientists led by the University of Sheffield have discovered previously undetected observational evidence of frequent energetic wave pulses the size of the... more
Physicists measure how electrons in transition metals get redistributed within fraction of optical oscillation cycle  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers in the Department of Physics of ETH Zurich have measured how electrons in so-called transition metals get... more
How electrons in transition metals get redistributed  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have measured how electrons in so-called transition metals get redistributed within a fraction of an optical oscillation cycle. They observed the electrons getting concentrated around the metal atoms within less than a femtosecond.... more
Technique uses magnets, light to control and reconfigure soft robots  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have developed a technique that allows them to remotely control the movement of soft robots, lock them into position for as long as needed and later reconfigure... more
Photothermally and magnetically controlled reconfiguration of polymer composites for soft robotics  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
New materials are advancing the field of soft robotics. Composite films of magnetic iron microparticles dispersed in a shape memory polymer matrix are demonstrated for reconfigurable,... more
Two-dimensional (2-D) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy with a microfluidic diamond quantum sensor  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Quantum sensors based on nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond are a promising detection mode for nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy due to their... more
Stars may keep spinning fast, long into old age  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
NASA’s TESS telescope has spotted an old star that spins too fast for theory to explain, suggesting that stars may have a magnetic midlife crisis. more
Magnetic 'springs' break down marine microplastic pollution  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Using tiny coil-shaped carbon-based magnets, researchers have developed a new approach to purging water sources of the microplastics that pollute them without harming nearby microorganisms. more
Magnetic 'springs' break down marine microplastic pollution  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Plastic waste that finds its way into oceans and rivers poses a global environmental threat with damaging health consequences for animals, humans, and ecosystems. Now, using tiny coil-shaped carbon-based magnets, researchers in Australia have... more
Tiny magnetic coils could help break down microplastic pollution  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
Carbon nanotubes designed to release plastic-eroding chemicals could clear the long-lasting trash from waterways. more
What the brains of people with excellent general knowledge look like  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The brains of people with excellent general knowledge are particularly efficiently wired. This was shown by neuroscientists using magnetic resonance imaging. more
Magnetic nanosprings break down marine microplastic pollution  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Using tiny coil-shaped carbon-based magnets, researchers in have developed a new approach to purging water sources of the microplastics that pollute them without harming nearby microorganisms. more
Microbiologists solve the mystery of the compass needle in magnetic bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Bacteria of the species Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense are unicellular organisms that can align their locomotion precisely with the Earth's magnetic field. They owe this ability to tiny... more
Next step in producing magnetic organic molecules  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team from the Ruhr Explores Solvation Cluster of Excellence at Ruhr-Universität Bochum has created new molecules with magnetic properties. In contrast to many earlier organic magnets, the molecules were stable in the presence... more
Next step in producing magnetic organic molecules  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A team has created new molecules with magnetic properties. In contrast to many earlier organic magnets, the molecules were stable in the presence of water and oxygen. Their magnetic properties were retained up to... more
The Mesoamerican attraction to magnetism  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The purpose of Mesoamerican potbelly statues have been the subject of debate among anthropologists for decades: Are they depictions of the ruling elite? A way to honor dead ancestors? Or perhaps portrayals of women giving birth? more
Scientists reproduce the dynamics behind astrophysical shocks  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
High-energy shock waves driven by solar flares and coronal mass ejections of plasma from the sun erupt throughout the solar system, unleashing magnetic space storms that can damage satellites, disrupt cell phone service and... more
Light may magnetize non-magnetic metals  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Physicists have devised a method to turn a non-magnetic metal into a magnet using laser light. more
Physicists discover new quantum trick for graphene: Magnetism  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Physicists were stunned when two twisted sheets of graphene showed signs of superconductivity. Now scientists have shown that the wonder material also generates a type of magnetism once only dreamed of theoretically. more
Light may magnetise non-magnetic metals, propose physicists  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Physicists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, have devised a method to turn a non-magnetic metal into a magnet using laser light. more
Plasmonic magnetism - Light may magnetise non-magnetic metals, propose physicists  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Physicists have devised a method to turn a non-magnetic metal into a magnet using laser light. more
Two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy with a microfluidic diamond quantum sensor  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Quantum sensors based on nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond have emerged as a promising detection modality for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy owing to their micrometer-scale detection... more
Atomic-scale interface engineering of Majorana edge modes in a 2D magnet-superconductor hybrid system  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Topological superconductors are predicted to harbor exotic boundary states—Majorana zero-energy modes—whose non-Abelian braiding statistics present a new paradigm for the realization of... more
Physicists discover new quantum trick for graphene: magnetism  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Sometimes the best discoveries happen when scientists least expect it. While trying to replicate another team's finding, Stanford physicists recently stumbled upon a novel form of magnetism, predicted but never seen before,... more
Physicists discover new quantum trick for graphene: magnetism  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Physicists were stunned when two twisted sheets of graphene showed signs of superconductivity. Now scientists have shown that the material also generates a type of magnetism once only dreamed of theoretically. more
Physicists create metallic alloy for magnetic refrigerator  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Physicists at the Laboratory of Novel Magnetic Materials of the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University study magnetic materials and magnetostructural phase transition in order to create a new magnetic cooling technology. They have studied... more
Researchers Find First Candidate for 3D Quantum Spin Liquid  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
A quantum spin liquid is a state of matter where unpaired electrons’ spins, although entangled, do not show... more
Magnetic eyelashes: A new source of MRI artifacts  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers used a phantom to show that magnetic eyelashes worn during MRI can cause substantial artifact and that detachment of the eyelashes from the phantom can occur. more
Seeing clearly: Revised computer code accurately models an instability in fusion plasmas  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Subatomic particles zip around fusion machines known as tokamaks and sometimes merge, releasing large amounts of energy. Now, physicists have confirmed that an updated... more
Quantum uncertainty helps solve an old problem  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Controlling how electrons zip through a material is of central importance to build novel electronic devices. How the electronic motion is affected by magnetic fields is an old problem that has not been fully... more
In a Lab Accident, Scientists Create the First-Ever Permanently Magnetic Liquid  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
These liquid droplets can morph into various shapes and be externally manipulated to move around. more
Seeing clearly: Revised computer code accurately models an instability in fusion plasmas  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Subatomic particles zip around ring-shaped fusion machines known as tokamaks and sometimes merge, releasing large amounts of energy. But these particles—a soup of charged... more
[Research Articles] Fluid assessment in dialysis patients by point-of-care magnetic relaxometry  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a powerful diagnostic tool, but its use is restricted to the scanner suite. Here, we demonstrate that a bedside nuclear magnetic... more
Valleytronics core theory for future high-efficiency semiconductor technology  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A DGIST research team discovered a theory that can expand the development of valleytronics technology, which has been drawing attention as a next generation semiconductor technology. This is expected to advance the... more
Valleytronics core theory for future high-efficiency semiconductor technology  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Scientists discovered a theory that can expand the development of valleytronics technology, which has been drawing attention as a next generation semiconductor technology. This is expected to advance the development of valleytronics... more
Hot Jupiters Have Powerful Magnetic Fields  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 month
Hot Jupiters — massive gaseous exoplanets orbiting close to their host stars — have surprisingly powerful magnetic fields, many times stronger than our Solar... more
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