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A Compass Pointing West

News   Mar 29, 2019 | Original story from the Paul Scherrer Institut

 
A Compass Pointing West

If a group of cobalt atoms aligns to the North or South (red), the neighbouring cobalt atoms align to the West or East (blue). The orientation of the neighbouring atoms is within the plane. This interaction requires sandwiching of the cobalt layer between a platinum layer (below, beige) and an aluminium oxide layer (above, not shown here). Credit: Paul Scherrer Institute/Zhaochu Luo

 
 
 

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