Project Motivations

Project Goals

Main Highlights

What Makes Carbon Magnetic?

Official Title & Budget


Ferrocarbon Consortium
Parco Area delle Scienze, 7a
43100 Parma, ITALY
Tel.: +39-0521-905-217
Fax: +39-0521-905-223

Main Highlights:

  • Molecule-sized magnets made from carbon and therefore bio-compatible could result from the FERROCARBON project.
  • Magnetic carbon is a recent phenomenon that has upset current theories and has the potential to impact on a wide range of technologies from sensors and data storage to medical applications. The project will protect and extend Europe's leading position in this new science.
  • A combined theoretical and experimental approach will be used to achieve the challenge of a single phase bulk carbon magnet.