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New route for switching magnets using light

An international team led by Radboud University physicists has discovered that reversing the poles of magnets must be possible without a heating or a magnetic field.. A strong pulse of light can have a direct effect on the ...

dateSep 16, 2015 in General Physics
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Trio create artificial magnetic wormhole

(—A trio of physicists with the Autonomous University of Barcelona has built what they claim is the first artificial magnetic wormhole. In their paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, Jordi Prat-Camps, ...

dateAug 21, 2015 in General Physics report
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Traveling electrons in loosely bound layers

Extremely large magnetoresistance (XMR) was recently discovered in WTe2, triggering extensive research on this material regarding the XMR origin. Since WTe2 is a layered compound with metal layers sandwiched between adjacent ...

dateSep 25, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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NASA's BARREL team returns from Sweden

After seven balloon launches in the bright Arctic sun, the BARREL team has returned home from a 4-week campaign in Kiruna, Sweden, north of the Arctic Circle. Each research balloon observed emissions high in our atmosphere ...

dateSep 24, 2015 in Space Exploration
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