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Louis Néel’s birthday
Originally shared by Vladimir Pecha
On this day 22 November 1904 Louis Eugène Félix Néel was born in Lyon, France.
In 1932 Louis Néel described the antiferromagnetism phenomenon, where nearby magnetic moments in a material are oriented in opposite directions. He also described the ferrimagnetism phenomenon, where the magnetic moments are aligned in opposite directions but of different magnitudes. The findings became an important factor in the development of computer memory and other applications.
He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1970