News tagged with crystal lattice

Chemical 'pressure' tuning magnetic properties

Unusual, tiny vortexes spinning on the surface of certain magnets could offer a way to reduce the energy demands of computers. Controlling the vortexes is key. Scientists found that chemical substitution in a well-studied ...

dateDec 13, 2017 in General Physics
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Quantum magnets doped with holes

In general, solid state physicists are not able to separate the two processes, so they cannot answer the question, whether the magnetic order is indeed reduced, or whether it is just hidden.

dateAug 04, 2017 in Quantum Physics
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How protons move through a fuel cell

Hydrogen is regarded as the energy source of the future: It is produced with solar power and can be used to generate heat and electricity in fuel cells. Empa researchers have now succeeded in decoding the movement of hydrogen ...

dateJun 22, 2017 in Materials Science
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