On 1 April 2020, the ICMAB researcher Ignasi Fina, from the Laboratory of Multifunctional Thin Films And Complex Structures (MULFOX) group, was interviewed in the radio show “La Buena Tarde”, broadcasted in Radio Asturias to talk about the flexible antiferromagnetic tapes. “La Buena Tarde” is a light variety show that discusses culture and science, with a few different collaborators on every episode.
In his appearance, Ignasi Fina discuses with host Alejandro Fonseca the benefits of using new antiferromagnetic materials in the development of more secure magnetic bands for information codification, specially on flexible devices like credit cards. These new materials can improve security in contactless technology through sturdier protection against magnetic fields and more specific reading methods that make it harder to access a credit card.
You can listen to his section here (Part 3 out of 4) (Spanish):