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UMD Scientists Make Magnetic New Graphene Discovery
April 13, 2011
Researchers have discovered a way to control magnetic properties of graphene that could lead to powerful new applications in magnetic storage and magnetic random access memory. They found that missing atoms in graphene, called vacancies, act as tiny magnets. Magnetism in graphene could have interesting applications in the area of spintronics, which uses the magnetic moment of the electron, instead of its electric charge, to represent the information in a computer.
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