Computer prediction technology can match new magnetic materials
Computer prediction technology can match new magnetic materials while the magnet everywhere in our daily life, but in magnetic metal inside or seem to be very rare.
In current human found that 5% of inorganic compounds known will show some magnetic, as part of the magnetic force is in a certain temperature will produce, so can actually real application in magnetic materials or less in reality.
Materials scientists at duke university has a new study, they through a computer model to quickly predict the ability of the new material of magnetic.
This study records the Science Advances in the near future.
Scientists have chosen 55 kinds of elements, from random combinations, took three to judging according to computer models, the results in 236115 possible combinations, there are 14 species has great potential as a magnetic materials.
In order to confirm the accuracy of the screening, the scientists according to computer models with out one of the two substances -
A combination of cobalt, magnesium and titanium, the other is a magnesium, palladium and platinum, according to the test, the two substances have indeed has a computer simulated magnetic and other properties, especially cobalt can remain in a very high temperature magnesium alloy magnetic, was the first not containing rare earth metal have the characteristics of magnetic materials, perhaps this kind of material will also be possible to use in the future.
The research team, said 'one of these new magnet in the future can be proved to be useful, but this doesn't really matter.
Important is fast prediction technology is a major change for materials science, to promote materials science advance will be invaluable.
'The prediction project work obtained the Irish science foundation, the European commission and the national science foundation (
But the technology in the future can also bring us what kind of surprise, we'll just have to wait and see.