A recent experimental demonstration uses the interference of spin-waves - synchronous waves of electron spin alignment observed in magnetic systems - to build a logic gate for devices too small for classical physics.
A team of scientists has invented a novel ultra-thin multilayer film which could harness the properties of tiny magnetic whirls, known as skyrmions, as information carriers for storing and processing data on magnetic media.
Experimental physicists have developed a thin nanomaterial with superconducting properties. Below about -200 C these materials conduct electricity without loss, levitate magnets and can screen magnetic fields.
Like baristas creating beautiful spirals of creamy foam on the warm surfaces of lattes, researchers have found a way to control the creation of special textured surfaces in magnetically ordered materials.
In the past six years, the project 'Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials' intensively studied the development, use, behaviour and degradation of engineered nanomaterials, including their impact on humans and on the environment.
The special nanopowders are used as modifying additives in the production of aluminum alloys. This method will significantly improve the operational properties of the foundry products, and reduce the energy costs for its final processing.