Young Czech physicist breaks with conventional wisdom inherited from George Ohm, Edwin Hall and Louis Néel


In a paper published in Science Advances, Libor Šmejkal with his colleagues from the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague reports the discovery of a Hall effect in an antiferromagnet. It is another extraordinary work by an exceptional Czech talent who as a fresh PhD graduate already enjoys the reputation of an internationally leading figure in his field.

New Concept for Digital Data Storage


An antiferromagnetic advantage is a speed by which information can be written in their memories. Plus the information stored by antiferromagnetic materials cannot be accidentally wiped even by large magnetic fields.

Magnetic inside but not on outside: Researchers from the Institute of Physics introduce antiferromagnetic memories


Researchers from the Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with researchers from Berkeley and Barcelona, have demonstrated that it is possible to use another type of magnetic materials, the so-called antiferromagnets to store information. Antiferromagnetic materials are magnetic inside, however, their microscopic magnetic moments sitting on individual atoms alternate between two opposite orientations.