Light makes atoms behave like electromagnetic coils

Carl P. Romao, Dominik M. Juraschek

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Abstract

Microscopic magnetic fields form in non-magnetic materials when light makes the atoms rotate. A similar macroscopic effect has long been known, but proof of its atomic equivalent could give rise to ultrafast data processing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-506
Number of pages2
JournalNature
Volume628
Issue number8008
DOIs
StatePublished - 18 Apr 2024

Keywords

  • Condensed-matter physics
  • Physics

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