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Exploring the magnetism of a single atom
May 9, 2014
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.
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
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