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Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Physics/Materials Science
06.03.2014
Observed live with x-ray laser: electricity controls magnetism
Observed live with x-ray laser: electricity controls magnetism
Data on a hard drive is stored by flipping small magnetic domains. Researchers have now changed the magnetic arrangement in a material much faster than is possible with today's hard drives. The researchers used a new technique where an electric field triggers these changes, in contrast to the magnetic fields commonly used in consumer devices.
 
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