Ferromagnetism

Ferromagnetism is a form of magnetic ordering in which the intrinsic magnetic dipole moment, or spin, of electrons on each crystal-lattice site all align in the same direction. It is the phenomenon that gives materials such as iron, cobalt and nickel their magnetic properties.

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    High-magnetic-field experiments on the recently discovered unconventional superconductor UTe2 are consistent with p-wave pairing arising while time-reversal symmetry is broken. In turn, this suggests that this material is a candidate for a chiral superconductor that may be exploited for topological quantum computing.

    • Marc Janoschek
    Nature Physics 15, 1211-1212
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    The ferromagnetism of iron has been known for millennia. Now a rotational form of spontaneous crystallographic ordering has been discovered. This touches upon fundamental questions about the relation between symmetry, structure and order in matter.

    • Manfred Fiebig
    Nature Physics 16, 9-10
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    By transferring the symmetry conditions of electric polarization patterns to the field of magnetism, a particularly stable magnetic configuration is obtained that could be interesting for voltage-controlled magnetic devices.

    • Manfred Fiebig
    Nature Materials 17, 567-568
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    Electron tunnelling through a two-dimensional magnetic insulator is assisted by magnon inelastic processes that provide spin-filtering.

    • Sergio O. Valenzuela
    •  & Stephan Roche
    Nature Electronics 1, 328-329
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    Voltage control of recently discovered two-dimensional magnets has been demonstrated, highlighting their potential for low-power data storage.

    • Ajit Srivastava
    Nature Materials 17, 391-392