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Information storage with a nanoscale twist

Swirling objects known as magnetic vortices and skyrmions can be miniaturized without sacrificing mobility, a KAUST-led international research team has found. These findings are relevant for future "race-track" memory technologies ...

dateMar 28, 2017 in Nanophysics
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New type of sensor material developed

Hokkaido University scientists have succeeded in developing a nickel complex that changes color and magnetism when exposed to methanol vapor. The new material can potentially be used not only as a chemical sensor, but also ...

dateMar 28, 2017 in Materials Science
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Supersonic plasma jets discovered

Information from ESA's magnetic field Swarm mission has led to the discovery of supersonic plasma jets high up in our atmosphere that can push temperatures up to almost 10 000°C.

dateMar 27, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Giant magnetic fields in the universe

Astronomers from Bonn and Tautenburg in Thuringia (Germany) used the 100-m radio telescope at Effelsberg to observe several galaxy clusters. At the edges of these large accumulations of dark matter, stellar systems (galaxies), ...

dateMar 22, 2017 in Astronomy
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