In the search for van der Waals magnets, a group of researchers from the University of Montpellier made new progress using Scanning NV Microscopy and Qnami QuantileverMX technology. The research was recently posted to arXiv.org with the title, Characterization of room-temperature in-plane magnetization in thin flakes of CrTe2 with a single spin magnetometer.
Van der Waals crystals are a special class of materials. They can be combined like lego bricks and made atomically flat, two nice features for building smart and energy efficient devices for the future.
The team demonstrates that the material known as CrTe2 can be turned into a thin flake with intrinsic magnetic properties still visible at ambient (room temperature) conditions. The result adds a new member to the family of Van der Waals magnets and suggests a new road in the quest for atomically flat magnets.
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