News tagged with intrinsic angular momentum

Controlling electron spins by light

Topological insulators are considered a very promising material class for the development of future electronic devices. A research team at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin has discovered, how light can be used to ...

Mar 27, 2014 4.6 / 5 (7) 1

Magnetic switching simplified

An international team of researchers has described a new physical effect that could be used to develop more efficient magnetic chips for information processing. The quantum mechanical effect makes it easier ...

Aug 07, 2013 5 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast

One material, two types of magnetism

When placed next to a bar magnet, an aluminum ball draws gently towards the magnet. In contrast, a ball made of silver moves out of the magnetic field. The mechanisms underlying these different behaviors ...

Nov 22, 2012 4.8 / 5 (6) 7 | with audio podcast