The strongest permanent magnets today contain a mix of the elements neodymium and iron. However, neodymium on its own does not behave like any known magnet, confounding researchers for more than half a century. Now Radboud University Nijmegen The Netherlands physicists have now shown that neodymium behaves like a so-called ‘self-induced spin glass,’ meaning that […]

MIT researchers working from earlier theoretical predictions have just demonstrated experimentally, in a mineral called herbertsmithite, the existence of a fundamentally new kind of magnetic behavior, adding a third magnetism to the two previously known states of magnetism. MIT professor of physics Young Lee said, “We’re showing that there is a third fundamental state for […]