Magnetic properties of gold nanoparticles: A room-temperature quantum effect

Romain Gréget, Gareth L. Nealon, Bertrand Vileno, Philippe Turek, Christian Mény, Frédéric Ott, Alain Derory, Emilie Voirin, Eric Rivière, Andrei Rogalev, Fabrice Wilhelm, Loïc Joly, William Knafo, Géraldine Ballon, Emmanuel Terazzi, Jean Paul Kappler, Bertrand Donnio, Jean Louis Gallani

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Persistent currents: The magnetism of Au nanoparticles might result from persistent currents. Limited portions of a given sample may even support self-sustained currents, thus exhibiting remnant magnetization and hysteresis. Observing such a quantum effect at room temperature with user-friendly samples opens unforeseen possibilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3092-3097
Number of pages6
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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