A photo of the MAXPEEM sample station

Strong coupling of thin ferromagnet to Manganese Gold compound yields successful antiferromagnetic read-out

Scientists demonstrated a strong coupling of very thin ferromagnetic Permalloy layers to the antiferromagnetic spintronics compound Manganese Gold. This enabled them to apply well-established read-out methods commonly applied to ferromagnets in antiferromagnetic spintronics as well. Up to this point, all commercially available spintronics uses ferromagnets as active elements. However, in principle, antiferromagnetic spintronics hold the

New event-averaging method to map catalyst structure and local gas environment simultaneously enables depiction of transitional active surface structures

One of the key challenges in catalysis research is to understand how catalysts’ structure and function relate to each other. Regardless of the type of catalyst in question, structure and function are dynamic with a strong dependence on the localized reaction conditions such as temperature, pressure, and gas composition just above the catalyst surface. Now,