Magnetic properties and materials

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  • News and Views |

    Experiments show how the magnetic order in antiferromagnets can be manipulated through lattice vibrations excited by a laser. This induces a large and reversible magnetic moment at very high speed.

    • Dominik M. Juraschek
    •  & Prineha Narang
    Nature Physics 16, 900-901
  • Comments and Opinion |

    In condensed matter systems, the atoms, electrons or spins can sometimes arrange themselves in ways that result in unexpected properties but that cannot be detected by conventional experimental probes. Several historical and contemporary examples of such hidden orders are known and more are awaiting discovery, perhaps in the form of more complex composite, entangled or dynamical hidden orders.

    • Gabriel Aeppli
    • , Alexander V. Balatsky
    • , Henrik M. Rønnow
    •  & Nicola A. Spaldin
  • News and Views |

    Spin ice is known as the magnetic analogue of ordinary ice, where the behaviour of its spins closely mirrors that of protons in water ice. It now has a sibling based on higher-order magnetic octupoles.

    • Dmytro S. Inosov
    Nature Physics 16, 507-508