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University of Basel

22 February 2021

Concept for a new storage medium

Illustration of the new concept for a storage medium
In an antiferromagnetic single crystal, regions with different orientations of the antiferromagnetic order have been created (blue and red regions), separated by a domain wall. Their course can be controlled by structuring the surface. This is the basis for a new storage medium concept (Image: Department of Physics, University of Basel).

Physicists from Switzerland, Germany and Ukraine have proposed an innovative new data storage medium. The technique is based on specific properties of antiferromagnetic materials that had previously resisted experimental examination.

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