February 25, 2014

The Scientist: Professor Greg Fuchs Looks at Magnetic Moments on the Nanoscale

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The physical world at the nanoscale is full of rich phenomena. Understanding and taking advantage of the physics of these tiny systems promises a multitude of advancements in the development of technology, according to Prof. Gregory Fuchs Ph.D. ’07, applied and engineering physics. The only problem is that nano-scale systems are extremely hard to see.

Fuchs seeks to make this world more accessible. His research group is developing methods to create small-scale images of the relative direction of a magnet’s north pole to its south pole, known as its magnetic moment. The magnetic moment determines both the direction and strength of the resulting magnetic field, according to Fuchs.

Prof. Greg Fuchs