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Fast-spinning spheres show nanoscale systems' secrets

February 7, 2018

A Rice University lab studies the effects of a spinning magnetic field on magnetically responsive particles. The findings could help researchers use these colloidal particles as models for 2-D materials, whose enhanced properties have led to improved performance in applications ranging from electronics, data storage, catalysis and photonics. Full Story

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