Better smartphones? Nanosheets given local magnetic properties

10 septiembre 2015

Two-dimensional crystals are very suitable for creating high-quality magnetic thin films. Researchers show that by growing the magnetic layers on various 2D crystals, better known as nanosheets, you can control the preferred direction of the magnetism very locally. Scientists present this method to create magnetic patterns on the micrometer scale. They also demonstrate that you can make the nanosheets in less than a minute, while the synthesis process had been known to be very slow. The magnetic films can be deployed for many different applications, such as new generations of smartphones.