Room-temperature ferromagnetism in hydrothermally treated glassy carbon

Hyun Jin Cho, Kyu Won Lee, Cheol Eui Lee

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Extraordinary room-temperature ferromagnetism was observed in our hydrothermally treated glassy carbon systems, taken to comprise nearly graphitized regions. Strong correlation between the ferromagnetic response and the diamagnetic susceptibility, superposed together, suggests the ferromagnetic long-range order in the graphitic phase to be of itinerant nature. Besides, the graphitization process associated with the itinerant spins and the ferromagnetic order revealed a systematic correlation with the average graphitic cluster size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2055-2058
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Applied Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Glassy carbon
  • Hydrothermal treatment
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Room-temperature ferromagnetism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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