Fallot and Hocart 1939 FeRh Paper

I started looking at FeRh back in 2015 with Gino Hrkac in Exeter and Tom Thomson’s group in Manchester. This interesting material undergoes a change in its magnetic state from antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic upon changing temperature (other stimuli are also possible). One of the original papers was by Fallot and Hocart and is regularly cited as such in the literature. However, I found that whilst it was well cited, I could not find a copy of the paper. It was often cited as – M. Fallot and R. Horcart, Rev. Sci. 77, 498 (1939). I tried for a while to find out which journal Rev. Sci. was by googling journal abbreviations (e.g. here) but to no avail.

Cover page for volume 77 and page 498 showing the first part of the article by Fallot and Hocart’s on FeRh.
Source gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France

Eventually, I tracked down the journal, which turned out to be “La Revue Scientifique”, which is a historic French journal founded in 1838 and, interestingly, also known as “La Revue Rose” due to the colour of its cover and in opposition to “La Revue Blue” (the nickname of “La Revue Politique et littéraire”. The particular edition (volume 77) from January 1939 has been scanned and can be found at the following link.


New COST Action on Ultrafast opto-magneto-electronics

The European Union have recently announced a new COST action entitled “Ultrafast opto-magneto-electronics for non-dissipative information technology” (MAGNETOFON). COST actions are networking instruments for researchers, engineers and scholars to cooperate and coordinate nationally funded research activities allowing researchers to develop ideas in a given area. This particular action aims at brining together researchers across Europe working in the areas of ultrafast spin dynamics, spintronics, magnonics, photonics and advanced spectroscopy. Proposed by Andrei Kirilyuk at Radbound University and was supported by researchers across 8 EU member states and 3 near neighbours. The details of the committee members representing the interests of the member countries is here.

The aim of the action is to initiate breakthroughs in the field of low-dissipative opto-magnetism by encouraging networking and training a new generation of scientists working in these fields. COST provides funding for networking activities, such as short term scientific missions, organising conferences, meetings and training schools.

More information is available at the COST website for MAGNETOFON – http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA17123

Institute of Physics Magnetism Meeting 2018

Monday and Tuesday this week saw the 2018 UK Magnetism meeting organised by the IOP. It was great to see many familiar faces and some excellent talks and posters. There was a plenary talk given by Albert Fert and the Wohlfarth lecture given by my former supervisor, Prof Gino Hrkac. There was also the AGM for the IOP Magnetism group and I am very happy to have been elected as an ordinary member of the group, thanks to all who voted for me, I look forward to getting more involved in the IOP. I am looking forward to the next magnetism conference!