December 20, 2010

Electron Flies Across Magnetic Vortices

In this animated illustration, an electron (black ball) flies across a lattice of magnetic vortices. The forces transferred in the process allow the magnetic structures to be controlled with relatively small electric currents.

Credit: Copyright Prof. A. Rosch, Universitaet Koeln, and W. Schumann, TU Muenchen.

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