small plans: nanotechnology for the building industry

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Magnetic diamonds

Diamonds have always been alluring, but now a team of scientists has made them truly magnetic -- on the nanoscale. Researchers associated with the Rensselaer Nanotechnology Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute report a technique to make magnetic diamond particles only 4-5 nanometers across. The tiny diamond magnets could find use in fields ranging from medicine to information technology. more . . .