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3D microchips could pave way to more efficient “spintronic” computers

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Researchers from The University of Manchester, with colleagues from the universities of Groningen and Utrecht in the Netherlands, say 3D curved microchip structures…
Spin devices get a paint job

September 13, 2019

Physicists created a new way to fabricate special kinds of electronic components known as spintronic devices. These high-performance,…
Scientists couple magnetization to superconductivity for quantum discoveries

September 6, 2019

By coupling magnetic behavior to a superconducting circuit, Argonne scientists pave the way for quantum information systems. Quantum…
Spin liquid stirs excitement

August 8, 2019

UTokyo physicists discovered a symmetry in a magnetic material that yields unusual properties. Further exploration of such a…
Physicists find first possible 3D quantum spin liquid

July 16, 2019

There’s no known way to prove a three-dimensional “quantum spin liquid” exists, so Rice University physicists and their…
Small currents for big gains in spintronics

June 14, 2019

UTokyo researchers have created an electronic component that demonstrates functions and abilities important to future generations of computational…
Growing stable, ultrathin magnets

May 27, 2019

Rice University researchers have simplified the synthesis of a unique, nearly two-dimensional form of iron oxide with strong…
How to Catch a Magnetic Monopole in the Act

March 5, 2019

Berkeley Lab-led study could lead to smaller memory devices, microelectronics, and spintronics. A research team led by the…
Physicists get thousands of semiconductor nuclei to do ‘quantum dances’ in unison

February 25, 2019

Quantum dots are crystals made up of thousands of atoms, and each of these atoms interacts magnetically with…
Sound waves let quantum systems ​‘talk’ to one another

February 20, 2019

Breakthrough could advance quantum sensors, computing and communication. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National…
Spintronics ‘miracle material’ put to the test

January 16, 2019

When German mineralogist Gustav Rose stood on the slopes of Russia’s Ural Mountains in 1839 and picked up…
Quirky kindred compounds could crack quantum code

December 27, 2018

There’s an oddball in most families, but Rice University physicist Emilia Morosan has discovered an entire clan of…
Scientists use magnetic defects to achieve electromagnetic wave breakthrough

December 20, 2018

Surfers spend much of their time watching long waves come onto the shoreline as they attempt to catch…
Spinning Up a Solution for Spin Liquids

November 21, 2018

For decades physicists and mathematicians have debated about the behavior of a particular kind of exotic matter. Now,…
Researchers ID promising key to performance of next-gen electronics

November 14, 2018

But maintaining that control as the sub-atomic particles race toward processors could yield an ever-prized trophy: cheaper, faster…
A valley so low: Electrons congregate in ways that could be useful to ‘valleytronics’

August 31, 2018

A Princeton University-led study has revealed an emergent electronic behavior on the surface of bismuth crystals that could lead…
World’s fastest man-made spinning object could help study quantum mechanics

July 21, 2018

Researchers have created the fastest man-made rotor in the world, which they believe will help them study quantum…
Thermal spin currents confirmed in both space and time

June 7, 2018

Electrons possess their own angular momentum. They turn on their own axis. In physics, the technical term for…
Scientists create new functionality in a spin Esaki diode

June 5, 2018

Researchers at the University of Tokyo and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have successfully fabricated a spin Esaki…
Graphene Layered with Magnetic Materials Could Drive Ultrathin Spintronics

May 28, 2018

Measurements at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry reveal exotic spin properties that could lead to new form of data…
Some superconductors can also carry currents of ‘spin’

April 17, 2018

Researchers have shown that certain superconductors – materials that carry electrical current with zero resistance at very low…
A new topology of matter emerges from artificial spin ice

April 4, 2018

An intricate lattice of microscopic magnets has led researchers to observe behavior that is reminiscent of the complexities…
Opening windows for new spintronic studies

February 23, 2018

A surprising discovery about spin-electron interactions in a specialized semiconductor material — a “sandwich” of layers with different…
New Research Advances Spintronics Technology

February 6, 2018

Engineers at the University of California, Riverside, have reported advances in so-called “spintronic” devices that will help lead…
UA Researchers Observe Electrons Zipping Around in Crystals

January 30, 2018

The end of the silicon age has begun. As computer chips approach the physical limits of miniaturization and…
Hidden Properties of Solids

November 29, 2017

Berry curvature may not be the most well-known scientific concept, but to many physicists, its direct measurement is…
Quantifying quanta

November 23, 2017

A research group at the University of Tokyo and its collaborators have demonstrated for the first time that…
Spotting the spin of the Majorana fermion under the microscope

October 20, 2017

Researchers at Princeton University have detected a unique quantum property of an elusive particle notable for behaving simultaneously like matter…
New method to detect spin current in quantum materials unlocks potential for alternative electronics

October 14, 2017

A new method that precisely measures the mysterious behavior and magnetic properties of electrons flowing across the surface…
A sea of spinning electrons

October 11, 2017

Picture two schools of fish swimming in clockwise and counterclockwise circles. It’s enough to make your head spin,…
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