Saint Jean Carbon, a carbon science company engaged in the exploration of natural graphite properties and related carbon products, has teamed up with the University of Western Ontario to create graphene that has a magnetic field (Magnetoresistance).

One of the involved researchers explained that: "Magnetoresistance (MR) refers to the significant change of electrical resistance of materials under a magnetic field. Magnetoresistance effects have been applied in magnetic sensors, spintronic devices and data storage. Magnetic sensors are extremely useful for today's industry for measurement and control purposes... This happens by detecting changes in electrical resistance brought on by the presence of a magnetic field. This is also known as magnetoresistance (MR). The market size of the magnetic sensor is increasing with annual growth rate at 10% because of new nanomaterials..."

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