- Magnetic Boron Nitride! Barone et al. (Peralta group at Central Michigan) did a theoretical study and suggesting that BN must have tunable electronic properties.
- CrO2 nanorod devices: Song et al. (Jin group at U Wisconsin Madison) synthesized this awkward but known metal oxide in single crystal nanorods and then used it in devices. Evidently CrO2 is ferromagnetic, has a (relatively) high curie temperature of 395 K and predicted to be half-metallic. Good data but not so interesting to read if you're not into this stuff.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Magnetic Boron Nitride and CrO2 Nanorod Devices
This past week wasn't free enough for me to read around to find out what cool things were out but I realize now that there wasn't much exciting stuff either. Except these: