Dissemination of IT for the Promotion of Materials Science (DoITPoMS)



Magnets are used by millions of people worldwide everyday, but what they may not realise every time they open their fridge, listen to their mp3 player or turn on their computer is that they are using a quantum mechanical phenomenon! The understanding of magnetism is extremely important in the continuing development of modern technology. For example electronic device memory is an area of intensive research as there is continuous demand for more memory in smaller devices.