Physicists observe competition between magnetic orders — ScienceDaily

They are as thin as a hair, only a hundred thousand times thinner — so-called two-dimensional materials, consisting of a single layer of atoms, have been booming in research for years. They became known to a wider audience when two Russian-British scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010 for the discovery of […]

Physicists observe competition between magnetic orders

The system: A crystal lattice made of light traps atoms in several bilayer sheets.Tomographic images show the (spin-) densities in a single layer. They provide information about the magnetic ordering of the atoms. The image on the right shows the density of one layer averaged over twelve realizations (orange red). Credit: Marcell Gall, Nicola Wurz […]