UMD Scientists Make Magnetic New Graphene Discovery

University of Maryland researchers have discovered a way to control magnetic properties of graphene that could lead to powerful new applications in magnetic storage and magnetic random access memory.

The finding by a team of Maryland researchers, led by Physics Professor Michael S. Fuhrer of the UMD Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials is the latest of many amazing properties discovered for graphene.

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CNAM Researchers, Led by Johnpierre Paglione, Write Article Chosen as 2010 Highlight by IoP

The article Superconductivity at 23 K in Pt doped BaFe2As2 single crystals, by researchers at the UMD Physics, was selected as part of IoP Science's Highlights of 2010. Originally published in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, the article was selected for receiving some of the highest praise from referees and for its high number of downloads.

This research is supported by Maryland's AFOSR-MURI grant, involving Richard Green, Johnpierre Paglione and Ichiro Takeuchi.

Recent Scenes from Antarctica

The Atlantic has posted recent images of Antarctica, its environment, and some of the scientific work taking place there -- including images of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, which several of our researchers are directly involved with.

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Three Meter Sphere Arrival

Below is a time-lapse video, sapnning 1.5 days, of the arrival of the 3-meter sphere. Professor Dan Lathrop and his team are establishing the world's largest experiment designed to duplicate the earth as a self-generator of a magnetic field.