Atomic landscape of chromium halides
Researchers have found that the magnetic properties of a chromium halide can be tuned by manipulating the non-magnetic atoms in a material. In this illustration showing the atomic landscape of chromium halides, the magnetic chromium atoms appear as gray spheres and the non-magnetic ligand atoms as green (chlorine), orange (bromine) and magenta (iodine) spheres.
[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants DMR 1708929, DMR 1700030 and DMR 1712128.]
Learn more about this research in the Boston College news story A new spin on magnetism. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: April 20, 2021)
Credit: Fazel Tafti
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