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Unusual magnetic behavior observed at a material interface

Findings could lead to a building block for future quantum computers, and a research tool for physics.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
August 18, 2015

An exotic kind of magnetic behavior, driven by the mere proximity of two materials, has been analyzed by a team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere using a technique called spin-polarized neutron reflectometry. They say the new finding could be used to probe a variety of exotic physical phenomena, and could ultimately be used to produce key components of future quantum computers.

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