A new way to get electricity from magnetism

Posted by on April 18, 2016 4:00 pm
Categories: Science

By showing that a phenomenon dubbed the ‘inverse spin Hall effect’ works in several organic semiconductors — including carbon-60 buckyballs — physicists changed magnetic ‘spin current’ into electric current. The efficiency of this new power conversion method isn’t yet known, but it might find use in future electronic devices including batteries, solar cells and computers.

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