Manchester University scientists have discovered that graphene can be magnetised, a development that could see the material employed in electronic devices.
Graphene, the world’s thinnest and strongest material, is a sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a chicken-wire structure. In its pristine state, it exhibits no signs of the conventional magnetism usually associated with such materials as iron or nickel.
Dr Irina Grigorieva, the project’s lead researcher and a senior lecturer at Manchester University, told The Engineer: ’Our study demonstrates that one can use relatively simple modifications to make graphene magnetic, adding magnetism to the already long list of this material’s amazing properties.
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