25 April 2018INTERMAG is the premier conference on all aspects of applied magnetism organized by IEEE. INTERMAG 2018 hosted an “Art in Magnetism” contest, to highlight the beauty of magnetism and magnetic materials. The group of Nanomagnetism for Biology and Spintronics was one of the winners with the picture produced at Polifab and shown below. The image was obtained in the context of the TidMekii project, whose mission is to realize low-cost impedimetric detection schemes for malaria based on the magnetic properties of the hemozoin produced by Plasmodium malariae.
The Masked Mushroom is a Scanning Electron Microscopy image of a “magnetic mushroom”. It results from Ni overfilling, by electroplating, of a cylindrical hole (20 mm diameter) in a photoresist film. After resist removal, the characteristic shape of a mushroom appears. Interestingly enough, the stem is decorated by an African mask. Authors: Riccardo Bertacco, L. Callegari, M. Giacometti, M. Monticelli, C. Rinaldi, Politecnico di Milano