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Twisting magnets

Members of a research collaboration have succeeded in experimentally verifying the properties of crystals of chiral magnetic materials, which may lead to the development of new types of magnetic memories with unprecedented storage capacities.

Posted: Feb 10th, 2016

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Spin waves out of waste heat

Principles of the conversion from heat currents to magnonic spin currents discovered / Study of complex magnetic materials.

Posted: Feb 10th, 2016

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Tiny diatoms boast enormous strength

Scientists have recently found that the hard shells of diatoms have the highest specific strength - the strength at which a structure breaks with respect to its density - of any known biological material, including bone, antlers, and teeth.

Posted: Feb 9th, 2016

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Structure of 'smart' nanogels at air/water interface revealed

Scientists used NIPAM-based nanogels synthesised with different percentages of MBA (N,N?-methylenebisacrylamide) as a cross-linker in the range 10?30%, and characterised them at human physiological temperature. Detailed structural studies of these systems on a molecular length scale have not been attempted before now.

Posted: Feb 9th, 2016

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Making sense of metallic glass

Researchers are trying to figure out the rules that govern metallic glass's creation. They are doing this by looking at metallic glasses under extreme pressures. High-pressure research can be used to probe structure on an atomic level and understand a material?s state of order or disorder.

Posted: Feb 8th, 2016

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