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Scientists induce artificial ‘magnetic texture’ in graphene

February 25, 2021

Scientists induce artificial ‘magnetic texture’ in graphene

Spin offers the potential to pack more data into smaller devices, thereby increasing the power of semiconductors, quantum computers, mass storage devices and other digital electronics. Put simply, the intimate contact between the two objects caused the normally nonmagnetic carbon to behave differently, exhibiting magnetic properties similar to common magnetic materials like iron or cobalt. Quantum science advancement could help lead to powerful spintronic devices, such as semiconductors and quantum computers BUFFALO, N.Y. — This distance (a micron is a millionth of a meter), while incredibly small, is relatively large microscopically speaking. Graphene is incredibly strong, lightweight, conductive … Independent of each other, graphene and spintronics each possess incredible potential to fundamentally change many aspects of business and society. Now, an international research team led by the University at Buffalo is reporting an advancement that could help overcome this obstacle.

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