New technique that may help develop smaller, more efficient hard drives | Digit

A team of scientists, led by Assistant Professor Andrivo Rusydi from the National University of Singapore, has come up with a new technique to study the interface between materials, allowing them to further develop improved solar cells, superconductors and even smaller hard drives. Further understanding of materials interfacing will help scientists modify the properties of different materials with greater ease. “If you put two materials together, you can create completely new properties. For instance, two non-conducting, non-magnetic insulators can become conducting and in some cases ferromagnetic and superconducting at their…