April 7, 2009
Electron spin control: A physics triumph
U.S. researchers say they have made a breakthrough in applied physics by controlling the spin of electrons at room temperature.
North Carolina State University scientists said they have developed a magnetic semiconductor memory device, using certain thin films that utilize both the charge and spin of electrons at room temperature.
The research that included Professors S.M. Bedair and Nadia El-Masry, Adjunct Professor J.M. Zavada, post-doctoral research fellow N. Nepal and graduate students Oliver Luen and P. Frajtag appears in the April 2 issue of the journal Applied Physics Letters.