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A new scientific discovery could have profound implications for nanoelectronic components.
A research team from the Institut CatalÃ de Nanotecnologia (ICN), in Barcelona, has demonstrated a device that induces electron spin motion without net electric currents, a key step in developing the spin computers of the future.
University of Utah physicists stored information for 112 seconds in what may become the world's tiniest computer memory: magnetic "spins" in the centers or nuclei of atoms.
The results achieved by this research team headed by Prof. Kurt Westerholt and Prof. Hartmut Zabel (Department of Physics and Astronomy at RUB) could contribute to new, power saving components in the future.
Finding ways to control matter at the level of single atoms and electrons fascinates many scientists and engineers because the ability to manipulate single charges and single magnetic moments (spins) may help researchers penetrate deep into the mysteries of quantum mechanics and modern solid-state physics.
The integration of single-spin magnetoelectronics into standard silicon technology may soon be possible.
Researchers discover why atoms in solids show a preference for certain structures.
A major hurdle in the ambitious quest to design and construct a radically new kind of quantum computer has been finding a way to manipulate the single electrons that very likely will constitute the new machines' processing components or "qubits."
Diamonds, it has long been said, are a girl's best friend. But a research team including a physicist from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has recently found that the gems might turn out to be a patient's best friend as well.
I should have seen this coming. I've always known my son was too much like me. When I took him to kindergarten the first time, he never looked back. I'm told I did the same thing. And the second time he went to overnight camp, I think I got one postcard.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.