Faster electronics, better communication devices, more efficient ways to store data are just some of the outcomes that the researchers can think of – if magnetite’s puzzle of hidden powers could be figured out. Eventually, it lead to new ways to manipulate materials and improving electronics by harnessing the behavior of their electrons. Physics Professor Gregory Fiete and Postdoctoral Researcher Martin Rodriguez-Vega are working towards this.
Scientists Are Baffled by This Magnet. Shooting It With Lasers Might Help.