Can the adsorption of transition metals functionalize the novel 2D material borophene for nanoelectronic applications? In a recent Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter paper, Alvarez-Quiceno et al. perform a systematic first-principles investigation aimed at answering this question. They discuss their findings… Read More ›
Manipulating Spin-Orbit Coupling Effects
Tetragonally strained interstitial Fe-Co-B alloys: beyond large magnetocrystalline anisotropy
The stationary nano-SQUID
Can we measure the magnetic signature of a state without altering that state?
Fast pulse sequence switches magnetization
“Venerable magnetism meets a young laser with novel results.” Can switching be realized by directly applying the fast pulse sequence of a TiS oscillator?
Introducing the JPhysD Roadmap programme
Take a look at our JPhysD Roadmap programme. This collection aims to bring together some of the leading voices in the most exciting areas in the physical sciences. Unique to IOP Publishing, these articles are written collaboratively by leading researchers… Read More ›
Advanced strategies for magnetic sensor integration with biomedical devices
Next generation biomedical smart systems will rely on creative integration of microfluidics and magnetic sensors for high-performance biosensors
Can relativity explain coherent ultrafast magnetism?
Recent research reveals that previously unknown relativistic physics could be at the heart of femtosecond coherent magnetism.
Novel magnetic excitations in iron-based superconductors
Hai-Yang Zhang and Ning Xu shed some light on magnetic excitations in iron pnictides
Introducing graphene and other 2D materials in magnetic tunnel junctions, a review
Could 2D materials open new avenues for magnetic tunnel junctions and spin electronics?
Image of the week: The oscillatory magnetization dynamics of a vortex-containing nanodot
This week’s image of the week is a vector plot of the function (10) from the JPhysD article Spin-transfer-driven oscillations of the magnetic quasi-vortex in a dot with crystalline cubic anisotropy Andrzej Janutka and Przemysław Gawroński 2017 J. Phys. D:… Read More ›
Infinitesimal disorder in the Kagome lattice: Cluster spin glass
How does weak bond disorder affect the classical spin liquid state in a geometrically frustrated Ising Kagome system?
Image of the week: magnetic structure of Cu2OSeO3
This weeks image come from a recent Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter paper by Viacheslav Chizhikov and Vladimir Dmitrienko. They theoretically investigated the cause of ferroelectric behaviour in the chiral magnet Cu2OSeO3. They found that Ferroelectric properties of cubic chiral… Read More ›
Magnetic cooling: how cool is that!
More than 15 % of energy is spent worldwide on various forms of cooling. In addition to the energy bill, the compressor in cooling units can bring a rich palette of sounds to your home: think of all this clanking,… Read More ›
Image of the Week: A spectral map for exchange spin waves
This week’s image of the week is a typical spectral map with a set of lines of spectra for exchange spin waves, both in coordinates kAa, kBa. The image is taken from the article “Formation of the band spectrum of… Read More ›
Understanding Delinquent Domain Walls
Why do apparently simple nanomagnets exhibit such complicated behaviours?
Neutron reflectometry reveals the spiral magnetic phase in thin film Erbium
Nathan satchel et al. investigate the magnetic phase transition of thin film Erbium.
Observing order in chemical disorder
A deepened understanding of diffraction patterns from L10 materials