Rare earth atoms on graphene may be useful for MRAM

Researchers from the US Ames Laboratory discovered that rare-earth minerals dysprosium and gadolinium react strongly with graphene, while lead does not. They say that the RE minerals act like tiny magnets on Graphene - and are quite good magnets. This could lead to applications in MRAM, for example. 

Rare earth minerals on graphene

Posted: Oct 04,2011 by Ron Mertens