Magnetic Solar Energy Discovery Could Lead to Solar Energy Breakthrough

Stephen Rand, a professor in the departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Physics and Applied Physics at the University of Michigan has been investigating the magnetic component of light to determine whether it can be used to produce useful energy. During his investigations, Professor Rand noticed something unexpected when light was passed through a strongly insulating material, its normally weak magnetic output was multiplied greatly and a relatively strong magnetic field was generated. The magnetic field that Professor Rand measured was 100 million times stronger than previously expected from light per the laws that govern physics, which will likely surprise his fellow p