"We can now position atoms and then measure and control their magnetic interactions within precisely designed structures," said IBM researcher Andreas Heinrich.More info at VNU.
Researchers built a chain of 10 manganese atoms and measured how the magnetic properties changed as each new atom was added.
They found that a chain containing an odd number of atoms had magnetism, but chains with an even number of atoms did not.
IBM finds technique to control magnetism at atomic level
Posted on Monday, April 03 2006 @ 6:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck