0802_ORIGINS_smp34-lg.jpg (IMAGE) Rice University Caption Graduate student Lebing Chen displays chromium triiodide crystals he made in a Rice University laboratory. Stacked layers of atomically thin 2D chromium triiodide have unusual electronic and magnetic properties that could prove useful for "spintronic" technologies that encode information in the spins of electrons. (Photo by Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) Credit Photo by Jeff Fitlow/Rice University Usage Restrictions Must credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.