Sometimes things are a little out of whack, and it turns out to be exactly what you need.
That was the case when orthoferrite crystals turned up at a Rice University laboratory slightly misaligned. Those crystals inadvertently became the basis of a discovery that should resonate with researchers studying spintronics-based quantum technology.
Takuma Makihara, Kenji Hayashida, G. Timothy Noe II, Xinwei Li, Nicolas Marquez Peraca, Xiaoxuan Ma, Zuanming Jin, Wei Ren, Guohong Ma, Ikufumi Katayama, Jun Takeda, Hiroyuki Nojiri, Dmitry Turchinovich, Shixun Cao, Motoaki Bamba & Junichiro Kono
Ultrastrong magnon–magnon coupling dominated by antiresonant interactions