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ERIC Number: EJ852875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Nanomagnetism: A Case History of Nanoscience and Technology
Freeman, Mark
Physics Teacher, v47 n4 p206-211 Apr 2009
This paper overviews the occurrence and study of magnetism on nanometer-length scales, that is, at sizes where the natural unit on a ruler would be one-billionth of a meter. Nanomagnetism has fascinating early origins on planet Earth, and we must first go back a couple billion years to get to the beginning of the story. Then we will quickly make some big jumps forward through time, to get back to the present. The take-home message is this: we are very lucky to be here now with the first chance in billions of years to understand nanomagnetism in detail, using the tools provided by physics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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