29 Jun '17, 3pm

Duke Researchers Find a Shortcut to Predicting New Magnetic Materials

Duke Researchers Find a Shortcut to Predicting New Magnetic Materials

High-performance magnets are ubiquitous in technology today, from hard drives to hybrid and electric vehicles to medical imaging equipment. The development of these magnets is a story itself. Only about 5 percent of inorganic materials are magnetic at all, and the development of high-performance magnets has proven to be a long and unpredictable process that largely relied on trial and error. Magnetism is a highly sensitive phenomenon. From the perspective of the atomic structure, it requires the right confluence of properties and conditions, yielding a multitude of mechanisms for achieving magnetic ordering. It’s also not a very intuitive process, which makes it hard for humans to predict. Today, there are only about two dozen magnets suitable for technological applications. Materials scientists from Duke University have demonstrated a shortcut to the traditional trial-and...

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