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Novel Material May Demonstrate Long-sought 'Liquid' Magnetic State

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September 9, 2005
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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
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A novel material that may demonstrate a highly unusual "liquid" magnetic state at extremely low temperatures has been discovered by a team of Japanese and U.S. researchers, according to tomorrow's issue of Science. The material, nickel gallium sulfide (NiGa2S4), was synthesized by scientists at Kyoto University. Its properties were studied by both the Japanese team and by researchers from The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the University of Maryland (UM) at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

A crystal diagram shows the triangle-shaped atomic structure of nickel gallium sulfide, which may have an unusual "liquid" magnetic state at low temperatures. Red spheres represent nickel, green spheres are gallium, and yellow are sulfur.
Credit: Image credit: S. Nakatsuji et al., Science, 9/9/2005


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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). "Novel Material May Demonstrate Long-sought 'Liquid' Magnetic State." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 9 September 2005. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/09/050909075944.htm>.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). (2005, September 9). Novel Material May Demonstrate Long-sought 'Liquid' Magnetic State. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/09/050909075944.htm
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). "Novel Material May Demonstrate Long-sought 'Liquid' Magnetic State." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/09/050909075944.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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