Magnetism and nanocarbons

Magnetism in carbon-based materials is in the spotlight of current science; however, still a matter of controversy.

While ferromagnetism has been confirmed in defected graphite, magnetism enthusiastically reported for carbon nanotubes was later excluded by synchrotron radiation experiments, which revealed presence of metallic magnetic impurities. The magnetic myths also rised for graphene, for which several scenarios of apparently exotic magnetic order appeared, without a serious experimental evidence and relevant theoretical support. We aim to fair approach to this issue by employing ultra-sensitive micro-squid and spin resonance techniques, as well as by using spin-resolved AR PES, neutron scattering and synchrotron scattering methods, such as XMCD and LMD.