January 29, 2015
A team of physicists at the University of California, Riverside has found an ingenious way to induce magnetism in graphene while also preserving graphene’s electronic properties (conducting electricity).
They accomplished this by bringing a graphene sheet very close to yttrium iron garnet, a “magnetic insulator” (an electrical insulator with magnetic properties).*
Magnetic substances like iron tend to interfere with graphene’s electrical conduction. The researchers avoided those… read more