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Writing and deleting magnets with lasers

Scientists have found a way to write and delete magnets in an alloy using a laser beam - a surprising effect. The reversibility of the process opens up new possibilities in the fields of material processing, optical technology, and data storage.

Apr 18th, 2018

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Molecular scaffolding aids construction at the nanoscale

If you want to build a tall house, you need to use scaffolding. Researchers are applying this construction principle to their lab work, with one major difference: The materials they are working with are just a few billionths of a square meter in size.

Apr 18th, 2018

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Some superconductors can also carry currents of 'spin'

Researchers have shown that certain superconductors can also carry currents of 'spin'. The successful combination of superconductivity and spin could lead to a revolution in high-performance computing, by dramatically reducing energy consumption.

Apr 17th, 2018

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