Magnetism At The University Of Utah

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Magnetism At The University Of Utah

Magnetism At The University Of Utah

How about a computer that is stunningly faster, much smaller, with a lot more memory, and it’s energy efficient: organic magnets may be the key .

“It’s very exciting,” says chemistry post-graduate Adora Graham, who is working on organic magnets inside an oxygen-free chamber.

Supervising the development is Dr. Joel Miller, a chemistry professor at The University of Utah. He holds in his hand a vial of organic magnets. The vial appears to contain ordinary iron filings. But in reality, they are actually organic magnets.

“Think about using them for electronic applications,” says Dr. Miller. “We like to believe it will be smaller, more reliable, and with more data density or storage, and operate with less energy.

Traditional magnets are made of iron or cobalt. But Dr. Miller has high hopes for the future of organic magnets. “Maybe we can do more complex things the we can’t dream that we can do now,” he says.

As Dr. Miller’s team continues their research, the Gephardt Daily team will be here to keep you posted on the latest steps into this exciting new frontier. You’ll hear about it first, right here at



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