Researchers from Karthik V. Raman’s lab achieve a breakthrough in decoupling surface magnetism from a bulk magnet- a phenomenon which they call the ‘Molecular Crane Pulley’ effect. The lab is trying to understand whether these forces can be weakened at surfaces. Here, Suman Mundlia and Saurabh Chaudhary talk about their research, the challenges they faced and the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.
(The publication is available here.)
One of the co-authors of this study, Lakshman Peri, is a high school student. Having been directly involved in exploring the answer to a scientific problem, Lakshman describes his experience at TIFR Hyderabad.