Lasers trigger magnetism in atomically thin quantum materials

Journal Reference: Xi Wang, Chengxin Xiao, Heonjoon Park, Jiayi Zhu, Chong Wang, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Jiaqiang Yan, Di Xiao, Daniel R. Gamelin, Wang Yao, Xiaodong Xu. Light-induced ferromagnetism in moiré superlattices. Nature, 2022; 604 (7906): 468 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-04472-z The experiment, led by scientists at the University of Washington and the University of Hong Kong, … Read more

Magnetism helps electrons vanish in high-temp superconductors

Journal Reference: Yawen Fang, Gaël Grissonnanche, Anaëlle Legros, Simon Verret, Francis Laliberté, Clément Collignon, Amirreza Ataei, Maxime Dion, Jianshi Zhou, David Graf, Michael J. Lawler, Paul A. Goddard, Louis Taillefer, B. J. Ramshaw. Fermi surface transformation at the pseudogap critical point of a cuprate superconductor. Nature Physics, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41567-022-01514-1 However, the super-low temperatures conventional … Read more

The interplay between topology and magnetism has a bright future

Journal Reference: B. Andrei Bernevig, Claudia Felser, Haim Beidenkopf. Progress and prospects in magnetic topological materials. Nature, 2022; 603 (7899): 41 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-04105-x Magnetic topological materials represent a class of compounds whose properties are strongly influenced by the topology of the electronic wavefunctions coupled with their spin configuration. Topology is a simple concept dealing with … Read more

Scientist reveals cause of lost magnetism at meteorite site

Journal Reference: Gunther Kletetschka, Radana Kavkova, Hakan Ucar. Plasma shielding removes prior magnetization record from impacted rocks near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Scientific Reports, 2021; 11 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-01451-8 The key, according to work by associate research professor Gunther Kletetschka at the UAF Geophysical Institute, is in the greatly reduced level of natural remanent magnetization … Read more