Magnetism
Abbreviated MRI detects more cancers than 3D mammography in women with dense breasts  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
According to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, abbreviated breast magnetic resonance imaging detected significantly more... more
'Electrical heat valve': Strontium cobalt oxide thin film changes thermal properties with applied voltage  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Materials whose electronic and magnetic properties can be significantly changed by applying electrical inputs form the backbone of all of... more
A year of surprising science from NASA's InSight Mars mission  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
A new understanding of Mars is beginning to emerge, thanks to the first year of NASA's InSight lander mission. Findings described in a set of six papers published... more
TMS shows promise in treating broader range of neurological conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Transcranial magnetic stimulatio has shown significant efficacy in treating major depressive and obsessive compulsive disorders. more
A year of surprising science from NASA's InSight Mars mission  SCIENCE DAILY · 24 hours
A new understanding of Mars is beginning to emerge, thanks to the first year of NASA's InSight lander mission. Findings described in a set of six papers reveal... more
Magnetic nano-vortex: Swirling boundaries  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
For the first time, researchers have recorded a '3D film' of magnetic processes on the nanometer scale. This reveals a variety of dynamics inside the material, including the motion of swirling boundaries between different magnetic domains. The insights could help... more
Magnetic field at Martian surface ten times stronger than expected  nanowerk · 1 day
New data gleaned from the magnetic sensor aboard NASA's InSight spacecraft is offering an unprecedented close-up of magnetic fields on Mars. more
Solar storms may leave gray whales 'blind' and stranded  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new study offers some of the first evidence that gray whales might depend on a magnetic sense to find their way through the ocean. This evidence comes from the... more
Watching magnetic nano 'tornadoes' in 3-D  nanowerk · 1 day
Scientists have developed a three-dimensional imaging technique to observe complex behaviours in magnets, including fast-moving waves and 'tornadoes' thousands of times thinner than a human hair. more
Trajectory of fast-swimming magnetotactic bacterium is series of complex loops  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A scientific team from the Biosciences and Biotechnology Institute of Aix-Marseille in Saint-Paul lez Durance, in collaboration with researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces... more
Watching magnetic nano 'tornadoes' in 3-D  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists have developed a three-dimensional imaging technique to observe complex behaviours in magnets, including fast-moving waves and 'tornadoes' thousands of times thinner than a human hair. more
Magnetic field at Martian surface ten times stronger than expected  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New data gleaned from the magnetic sensor aboard NASA's InSight spacecraft is offering an unprecedented close-up of magnetic fields on Mars. more
Programmable droplet manipulation by a magnetic-actuation robot  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Droplet manipulation in materials science can contribute to water collection, medical diagnostics and drug delivery techniques. While structure-based liquid operations are widely used in nature and in bioinspired artificial materials, laboratory strategies depend on... more
Short film of a magnetic nano-vortex  nanowerk · 1 day
For the first time, researchers have recorded a '3D film' of magnetic processes on the nanometer scale. This reveals a variety of dynamics inside the material, including the motion of swirling boundaries between different magnetic domains. more
Ability to control spin of atom-like impurities in 2-D material hexagonal boron-nitride demonstrated  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A team of international scientists investigating how to control the spin of atom-like impurities in 2-D materials have observed the dependence of... more
Solar storms may leave gray whales blind and stranded  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A new study reported in the journal Current Biology on February 24 offers some of the first evidence that gray whales might depend on a magnetic sense to find their... more
Scientists Pioneer New Way to Study Exoplanets  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
A team of scientists using the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) radio telescope in the Netherlands has observed radio waves that carry the... more
Singlet-filtered NMR spectroscopy  Science Magazine · 4 days
Selectively studying parts of proteins and metabolites in tissue with nuclear magnetic resonance promises new insights into molecular structures or diagnostic approaches. Nuclear spin singlet states allow the selection of signals from chemical moieties of interest in proteins or metabolites... more
Wearable magnetic brain stimulation device could improve motor function in stroke patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A non-invasive, wearable, magnetic brain stimulation device could improve motor function in stroke patients, according to preliminary late breaking science presented today at the... more
Magnet-controlled bioelectronic implant could relieve pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
An electrical and computer engineer has introduced the first neural implant that can be programmed and charged remotely with a magnetic field. more
Solar Orbiter Sends Back First Science Data  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Solar Orbiter, a new collaborative mission between ESA and NASA to study our Sun, successfully launched on an Atlas V 411 rocket... more
What if we could teach photons to behave like electrons?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
To develop futuristic technologies like quantum computers, scientists will need to find ways to control photons, the basic particles of light, just as precisely as they can already... more
A spookily good sensor  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists from the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) at The University of Tokyo demonstrated a method for coupling a magnetic sphere with a sensor via the strange power of quantum entanglement. They showed that the existence of... more
A spin wave detective story: Researchers verify surprising behavior in a 2-D magnet  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have discovered a surprising feature in two-dimensional (2-D) magnets, a new class... more
Astronomers Find New Way to Study Planets around Red Dwarf Stars  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Using the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) radio telescope, astronomers have observed radio waves that... more
Time-resolved measurement in a memory device  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
zAt the Department for Materials of the ETH in Zurich, Pietro Gambardella and his collaborators investigate prospective memory devices. They should be fast, retain data reliably for a long time and also be cheap. So-called magnetic... more
Time-resolved measurement in a memory device  nanowerk · 7 days
Researchers have measured the timing of single writing events in a novel magnetic memory device with a resolution of less than 100 picoseconds. Their results are relevant for the next generation of main memories based on... more
Scientists pioneer new way to study exoplanets  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A team of scientists using the Low Frequency Array radio telescope in the Netherlands has observed radio waves that carry the distinct signatures of aurorae, caused by the interaction between a star's magnetic field... more
Scientists pioneer new way to study exoplanets  nanowerk · 1 week
Astronomers observed radio waves that carry the distinct signatures of aurorae, caused by the interaction between a star's magnetic field and a planet in orbit around it. more
MoEDAL hunts for dyons  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A magnetic monopole is a theoretical particle with a magnetic charge. Give it an electric charge, and you get another theoretical beast, dubbed a dyon. Many "grand unified theories" of particle physics, which connect fundamental forces at high energies into... more
First Solar Orbiter instrument sends measurements  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
First measurements by a Solar Orbiter science instrument reached the ground on Thursday 13 February providing a confirmation to the international science teams that the magnetometer on board is in good health following a successful deployment... more
How laser pulses can manipulate magnetization via ultrafast transfer of electrons  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Combining experiment and theory, researchers from the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) and the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics... more
Light moves spins around  nanowerk · 1 week
Combining experiment and theory, researchers have disentangled how laser pulses can manipulate magnetization via ultrafast transfer of electrons between different atoms. more
A submillimeter survey of protostars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The formation of stars involves the complex interactions of many phenomena, including gravitational collapse, magnetic fields, turbulence, stellar feedback, and cloud rotation. The balance between these effects varies significantly between sources, and astronomers have adopted a statistical approach... more
First Solar Orbiter instrument sends measurements  ESA · 1 week
First measurements by a Solar Orbiter science instrument reached the ground on Thursday 13 February providing a confirmation to the international science teams that the magnetometer on board... more
Novel technology could reduce coronavirus diagnostic time to 15 minutes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Diagnosing coronavirus takes approximately one hour using current methods. A new technology, based on a combination of optics and magnetic particles, can rapidly test 100 samples of patients... more
Van der Waals magnets, a material for future semiconductors  nanowerk · 1 week
Overcoming the limits of current magnetic materials, giving hope for development of next-generation semiconductors. more
Vortex phase diagram and the normal state of cuprates with charge and spin orders  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The phase diagram of underdoped cuprates in a magnetic field (H) is key to understanding the anomalous normal state of... more
Programmable droplet manipulation by a magnetic-actuated robot  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Droplet manipulations are fundamental to numerous applications, such as water collection, medical diagnostics, and drug delivery. Structure-based liquid operations have been widely used both in nature and in artificial materials. However, current strategies depend... more
Researchers unveil the mystery of van der Waals magnets, a material for future semiconductors  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Drs. Chaun Jang, Jun Woo Choi, and Hyejin Ryu of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST, President Lee... more
Skyrmions like it hot: Spin structures are controllable even at high temperatures  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A joint research project of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that previously demonstrated the use of new... more
Using big data to combat catastrophes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In March 1989, a tripped circuit in the Hydro-Québec power grid left 6 million people without electricity. A week earlier, an unusually harsh snowstorm had strained the region; the day before, a solar flare and accompanying... more
Is hematene worth pursuing?  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Hematite as a magnetic photocatalyst can support the production of oxygen in its magnetic ground state and thereby improve the efficiency of hydrogen production. When hematite is made thinner, another important improvement in the efficiency of the reaction could be... more
Skyrmions like it hot: Spin structures are controllable even at high temperatures  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers who had previously demonstrated the use of new spin structures for future magnetic storage devices has yet achieved another milestone. The international team... more
Helical quantum Hall phase in graphene on SrTiO3  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The ground state of charge-neutral graphene under perpendicular magnetic field was predicted to be a quantum Hall topological insulator with a ferromagnetic order and spin-filtered, helical edge channels. In most experiments, however,... more
New nanosensor detects cancer biomarkers in drop of blood  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Looking for cancer biomarkers in blood is a promising method for detecting metastatic cancer. It is less demanding than imaging techniques like MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). The main challenge to... more
Quantum anomalous Hall effect in intrinsic magnetic topological insulator  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Nontrivial band topology can combine with magnetic order in a magnetic topological insulator to produce exotic states of matter such as quantum anomalous Hall (QAH) insulators and axion insulators. An... more
New material has highest electron mobility among known layered magnetic materials  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
All the elements are there to begin with, so to speak; it's just a matter of figuring out what they are capable of—alone or together. For... more
Hyperfine receives FDA 510(k) clearance for world's first bedside MRI system  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Hyperfine Research, Inc. announced today that it has received US Food & Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for the world's first bedside Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system,... more
Antiferromagnetic bimeron shows chaotic behaviors  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Magnetic bimeron is a topological spin texture with particle-like characteristics, which can exist in chiral magnets with in-plane magnetic anisotropy. The magnetic bimeron with topological charge of one can be regarded as a counterpart of the magnetic skyrmion... more
Video: Lagrange mission to provide solar warning  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Earth's magnetic field protects life on Earth from the intense radiation and titanic amounts of energetic material our Sun blasts in every direction. However, astronauts and satellites in space, future explorers travelling to the... more
Lagrange mission to provide solar warning  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:02:27 Earth’s magnetic field protects life on Earth from the intense radiation and titanic amounts of energetic material our Sun blasts in every... more
New technology could help solve AI's 'memory bottleneck'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Electrical engineers have developed a new magnetic memory device that could potentially support the surge of data-centric computing, which requires ever-increasing power, storage and speed. more
LS2 Report: Proton Synchrotron prepared for higher injection energies  CERN · 2 weeks
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Not everything is ferromagnetic in high magnetic fields  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
High magnetic fields have a potential to modify the microscopic arrangement of magnetic moments because they overcome interactions existing in zero field. Usually, high fields exceeding a certain critical value force the... more
Not everything is ferromagnetic in high magnetic fields  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
High magnetic fields have a potential to modify the microscopic arrangement of magnetic moments because they overcome interactions existing in a zero field. Usually, high fields exceeding a certain critical value force... more
ESA's next sun mission will be shadow-casting pair  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
After Solar Orbiter, ESA's next mission observing the sun will not be one spacecraft but two: the double satellites making up Proba-3 will fly in formation to cast an artificial solar eclipse,... more
Surfing space dust bunnies spawn interplanetary magnetic fields  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A 40-year-old enigma about ghostly magnetic fields in interplanetary space may have finally been solved by new data from a constellation of 12 satellites in near-Earth space. more
ESA's next Sun mission will be shadow-casting pair  ESA · 2 weeks
After Solar Orbiter, ESA’s next mission observing the Sun will not be one spacecraft but two: the double satellites making... more
Likelihood of Space Super-storms Estimated from Longest Period of Magnetic Field Observations  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
A ‘great’ space weather super-storm large enough to cause significant disruption to our electronic and networked systems occurred on average once in every 25... more
Direct imaging of an inhomogeneous electric current distribution using the trajectory of magnetic half-skyrmions  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
The direct imaging of current density vector distributions in thin films has remained a daring challenge. Here, we report that... more
Bright magnetic dipole radiation from two-dimensional lead-halide perovskites  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Light-matter interactions in semiconductors are uniformly treated within the electric dipole approximation; multipolar interactions are considered "forbidden." We experimentally demonstrate that this approximation inadequately describes light emission in two-dimensional (2D) hybrid organic-inorganic... more
Probing spin correlations using angle-resolved photoemission in a coupled metallic/Mott insulator system  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
A nearly free electron metal and a Mott insulating state can be thought of as opposite ends of the spectrum of possibilities for the... more
High mobility in a van der Waals layered antiferromagnetic metal  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Van der Waals (vdW) materials with magnetic order have been heavily pursued for fundamental physics as well as for device design. Despite the rapid advances, so far, they... more
Magnetoelectric coupling in a paramagnetic ferroelectric crystal demonstrated  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of researchers at Shenzhen University has demonstrated magnetoelectric coupling in a paramagnetic ferroelectric crystal. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes the ytterbium-based molecular magnetoelectric material... more
Magnetic microrobots use capillary forces to coax particles into position  nanowerk · 3 weeks
New research shows how simple, microscopic robots, remotely driven by magnetic fields, can use capillary forces to manipulate objects floating at an oil-water interface. more
Magnetic microrobots use capillary forces to coax particles into position  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
At microscopic scales, picking, placing, collecting, and arranging objects is a persistent challenge. Advances in nanotechnology mean that there are ever more complex things we'd like to build... more
Valence and patterning of aromatic residues determine the phase behavior of prion-like domains  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Prion-like domains (PLDs) can drive liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS) in cells. Using an integrative biophysical approach that includes nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy,... more
Room temperature magnetoelectric coupling in a molecular ferroelectric ytterbium(III) complex  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Magnetoelectric (ME) materials combine magnetic and electric polarizabilities in the same phase, offering a basis for developing high-density data storage and spintronic or low-consumption devices owing to the... more
Controllable functional ferroelectric domain walls under piezoresponse microscope  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Ferroelectric materials possessing high photoelectric, piezoelectric and dielectric response are widely applied in industrial products, such as transducers, capacitors and memory devices. However, as the development of technology, miniaturization, integration and flexibility... more
Novel magnetic nanostructures for emerging biomedical applications  nanowerk · 3 weeks
New types of magnetic nanostructures have interesting properties that enhance novel medical applications in diagnosis and allow the exploration of new therapeutic techniques. In a new paper, researchers review promising new nanomaterials that can... more
New MR system could help identify pregnant women at high risk of pre-eclampsia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Scientists have developed a new magnetic resonance system which could be used to more effectively identify pregnant women at high-risk of pre-eclampsia. more
Sight and switch off: Nerve density visualization for interventions targeting nerves in prostate cancer  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Nerve density is associated with prostate cancer (PCa) aggressiveness and prognosis. Thus far, no visualization methods have been developed to... more
Crystal-stacking process can produce new materials for high-tech devices  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The magnetic, conductive and optical properties of complex oxides make them key to components of next-generation electronics used for data storage, sensing, energy technologies, biomedical devices and many other applications. more
Magnetically levitated plasma proteins could vastly improve diagnosis of diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers at Michigan State University's Precision Health Program have helped develop a fascinating new method for detecting the density of proteins in the blood - a method that... more
Ultracold gases in time-dependent magnetic fields  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
It is now technically possible to hold groups of atoms at temperatures that are only a few hundredths of a degree above absolute zero. This so-called 'ultracold gas' loaded in an optical lattice is an extremely... more
Chaos generated with a nanoscale magnetic vortex  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Magnetic vortices are nanoscale whirls that gyrate like spinning tops, tracing out paths in a clockwise or counter-clockwise manner in nanometer-thick materials. Under certain conditions, this sense of gyration can flip repeatedly, resulting in... more
Vibrations on a chip feel a magnetic field  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
AMOLF physicists have made mechanical vibrations on a chip behave as if they were electrical currents flowing in a magnetic field. Because of their charge, electrons are influenced by magnetic fields, which... more
Single-atom probe uses quantum information for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Sensors collect certain parameters such as temperature and air pressure in their proximity. Physicists from Kaiserslautern and a colleague from Hanover have succeeded for the first time in using a... more
Vibrations on a chip feel a magnetic field  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Physicists have made mechanical vibrations on a chip behave as if they were electrical currents flowing in a magnetic field. more
Detecting diseases with magnetically levitated plasma proteins  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Proteins present in human plasma mirror a person's physiology and the ability to rapidly profile the plasma proteome holds the promise of a revolution in point-of-care disease diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring. New research findings... more
Observations detect distortion of magnetic fields in the protostellar core Barnard 335  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), Japanese astronomers have investigated the magnetic field structure of the protostellar core Barnard 335. The new observations... more
Exotic new topological state discovered in Dirac semimetals  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Fundamental research in condensed matter physics has driven tremendous advances in modern electronic capabilities. Transistors, optical fiber, LEDs, magnetic storage media, plasma displays, semi-conductors, superconductors—the list of technologies born of fundamental research... more
The physiological effects of noninvasive brain stimulation fundamentally differ across the human cortex  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive method to modulate brain activity and behavior in humans. Still, stimulation effects substantially vary across... more
Cerebrospinal fluid influx drives acute ischemic tissue swelling  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Stroke affects millions each year. Post-stroke brain edema predicts the severity of eventual stroke damage, yet our concept of how edema develops is incomplete and treatment options remain limited. In early stages,... more
Sustainable 3D-printed super magnets  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
From wind turbines and electric motors to sensors and magnetic switching systems, permanent magnets have many electrical applications. The production of these magnets usually involves sintering or injection molding. But due to the increasing miniaturization of electronics and the more... more
Sustainable 3D-printed super magnets  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Magnetic materials play important roles in electrical products. These materials are usually manufactured by means of established production techniques and use of rare earth metals. Several research teams are working on alternative, more environmentally friendly production methods. more
Sustainable 3D-printed super magnets  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Magnetic materials play important roles in electrical products. These materials are usually manufactured by means of established production techniques and use of rare earth metals. Several research teams are working on alternative, more environmentally friendly production methods. more
Scientists develop a concept of a hybrid thorium reactor  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Russian scientists have proposed a concept of a thorium hybrid reactor in that obtains additional neutrons using high-temperature plasma held in a long magnetic trap. This project was applied in... more
Making sense of flexible sensor systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A team of researchers have developed the world's thinnest and lightest magnetic sensor matrix sheet system that visualizes the two-dimensional distribution of magnetism on various surfaces, with a sensitivity ten times higher than that of conventional... more
Likelihood of space super-storms estimated from longest period of magnetic field observations  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A 'great' space weather super-storm large enough to cause significant disruption to our electronic and networked systems occurred on average once in every 25... more
Researchers achieve ultrafast spin-orbit torque switching in ferrimagnetic devices  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Spin-orbit torque (SOT) magnetization switching is a phenomenon induced by a spin current, which is in turn generated by a charge current. Eliciting this phenomenon could help to manipulate the... more
Space super-storm likelihood estimated from longest period of magnetic field observations  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A 'great' space weather super-storm large enough to cause significant disruption to our electronic and networked systems occurred on average once in every 25 years according... more
Theoretical study points to jade-like materials as quantum spin liquids  nanowerk · 4 weeks
This exotic liquid-like state of matter in which magnetism never freezes could give rise to high-temperature superconductivity and form the basis for quantum computing. more
Two new outbursts detected from the magnetar 1E 1048.1−5937  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Using NASA's Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, astronomers have identified two new outbursts from the magnetar 1E 1048.1−5937. The newly detected events could shed more light on the nature of this... more
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