Rice University, Ames Lab team up on "stacked pancake" physics of magnetism

Ames Laboratory scientist Makariy Tanatar, in partnership with physicists at Rice University, used a combination of computational theory and experimental physics to describe the unusual magnetic behaviors of a class of materials that possess a property called helimagnetism, a form of magnetic ordering in which spins of neighboring magnetic moments arrange themselves in a spiral or helical pattern. The scientists discovered “stacked pancakes of liquid magnetism” that may account for the strange electronic behavior of some layered helical magnets.

The science is published in Physical Review Letters, 'Anisotropic Melting of Frustrated Ising Antiferromagnets.' 

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