Suppressing precession in magnetic materials accelerates their dynamics

An ocean of microplastics tracked at the nanoscale

Spin-dependent energy transport in a superconductor

Formation of the “splay-bend” nematic by the action of an electric field

A book on the basics of thermodynamics in color and richly illustrated

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Suppressing precession in magnetic materials accelerates their dynamics

30 November 2020

Suppressing precession in magnetic materials accelerates their dynamics

Magnetic precession – the rotation of the magnetisation around an applied torque — seems an unavoidable obstacle to faster magnetic devices. Now, researchers at the LPS have shown that magnetic (...)

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 An ocean of microplastics tracked at the nanoscale

27 November 2020

An ocean of microplastics tracked at the nanoscale

What is the fate of polymer debris in the ocean? Aging of polyethylene packaging after prolonged marine exposure has been tracked at the nanoscale. A recent work demonstrates that the (...)

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Spin-dependent energy transport in a superconductor

27 November 2020

Spin-dependent energy transport in a superconductor

As conventional superconductors in their ground state are spinless and cannot transport energy, it might be assumed that they would not be of interest for the emerging field of spin (...)

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Formation of the “splay-bend” nematic by the action of an electric field

13 November 2020

Formation of the “splay-bend” nematic by the action of an electric field

The most common technology used nowadays in displays and screens is based on the properties of « nematic » liquid crystals. The existence of two new types of nematic liquid crystals was predicted (...)

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A book on the basics of thermodynamics in color and richly illustrated

14 October 2020

A book on the basics of thermodynamics in color and richly illustrated

Catherine Even, associate professor at LPS, has just published a book with Nicolas Vernier that presents thermodynamics visually and applied to everyday life.
In color and very illustrated, (...)

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