Our Science Highlights represent some of the most exciting, cutting-edge and high-impact research occurring at the lab. The most recent Science Highlight on condensed matter research is below. Also, use the search box below to search all MagLab Science Highlights by research area, including numerous condensed matter science topics such as graphene, molecular conductors and topological matter.
Latest Condensed Matter Science Highlight
TA pane of window glass and a piece of quartz are both are transparent to light, but their atomic structure is very different. Quartz is crystalline at the atomic level while window glass is amorphous. This can also occur with magnetism at the atomic level in solids containing magnetic states such as antiferromagnetism (ordered) and spin-glass (disorded). This work describes the interaction (exchange bias) between ordered and disordered magnetic states and how the magnetic properties of the material are altered as a result. Read more.