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Exploring the magnetism of a single atom
May 9, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.An Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne-led research collaboration has shown for the first time, the maximum theoretical limit of energy needed to control the magnetization of a single atom. The fundamental work can have great implications for the future of magnetic research and technology.Full Story
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
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