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2014-04-22 12:35:51

FREMONT, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avalanche Technology, Inc., a developer of disruptive memory technology and enterprise solid state storage solutions, today announced it has been awarded or granted key patents for its non-volatile spin torque transfer magnetic random access memory (STT-MRAM) technology in areas of Perpendicular STT-MRAM and MRAM Integration and Manufacturing. These patents bolster the game-changing advances of Avalanche's intellectual property portfolio...

2014-04-18 16:16:58

Research from North Carolina State University finds that impurities can hurt performance – or possibly provide benefits – in a key superconductive material that is expected to find use in a host of applications, including future particle colliders. The size of the impurities determines whether they help or hinder the material’s performance. At issue is a superconductive material called bismuth strontium calcium copper oxide (Bi2212). A superconductor is a material that can carry...

exciton
2014-04-17 05:41:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While excitons have been understood in theory for decades, the authors of a new Nature Communications study have directly observed these quasiparticles responsible for energy transfer in solar cells, LEDs and semiconductor circuits for the first time. According to the MIT and City University of New York (CUNY) scientists behind the research, being able to image the motions of the excitons directly could result in significant...

2014-04-09 12:35:41

IBM physicist and pioneer in his field, Dr. Stuart Parkin, honored for inventing the "spin-valve" in 1989 -- found in nearly every hard drive sold today SAN JOSE, Calif. and HELSINKI, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that researcher and IBM Fellow, Dr. Stuart Parkin, is the winner of the prestigious Millennium Technology Prize, awarded every two years by the Technology Academy Finland (TAF), an independent foundation aimed at supporting scientific...

2014-04-08 12:22:47

Spintronics-Based Technology, Described in Journal of Applied Physics, May Replace Volatile Memory And Enable Extremely Energy-Efficient, Hand-Cranked Or Solar-Powered Devices WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If a research team in Japan gets its wish, "normally off" computers may one day soon be replacing present computers in a move that would both eliminate volatile memory, which requires power to maintain stored data, and reduce the gigantic energy losses...

2014-04-07 16:12:11

A combined computational and experimental study of self-assembled silver-based structures known as superlattices has revealed an unusual and unexpected behavior: arrays of gear-like molecular-scale machines that rotate in unison when pressure is applied to them. Computational and experimental studies show that the superlattice structures, which are self-assembled from smaller clusters of silver nanoparticles and organic protecting molecules, form in layers with the hydrogen bonds between...

Diamonds Help Speed Up Spintronics
2014-03-26 04:49:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from Ohio State University have demonstrated for the first time that information can flow through a diamond wire. Scientists are working to develop “spintronics” in order to make computers simultaneously faster and more powerful. Spin could be used to help transmit data in computer circuits, and the latest research shows just how viable of an option diamonds could be. The team wrote in the journal Nature...

Bi2Se3 grain
2014-03-24 11:39:10

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Research finds a new way to control topological insulators Research into a recently discovered class of materials shows they have the necessary characteristics to develop ultra-energy efficient electronics. Topological insulators (TI) are three-dimensional materials that conduct electricity on their surfaces, while the interior insulates. Their surfaces are particularly unique because the motion of the electrons is "protected" by symmetry, meaning...

Researchers Demonstrate New Principle For Magnetic Recording
2014-03-04 11:08:33

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz The research group of Professor Jairo Sinova at the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), in collaboration with researchers from Prague, Cambridge, and Nottingham, have predicted and discovered a new physical phenomenon that allows to manipulate the state of a magnet by electric signals. Current technologies for writing, storing, and reading information are either charge-based or spin-based. Semiconductor flash or random...

Researchers Have Created A Stable Two-dimensional Electron Gas In Strontium Titanate
2014-03-04 08:12:15

Florian Aigner, Vienna University of Technology Usually, microelectronic devices are made of silicon or similar semiconductors. Recently, the electronic properties of metal oxides have become quite interesting. These materials are more complex, yet offer a broader range of possibilities to tune their properties. An important breakthrough has now been achieved at the Vienna University of Technology: a two dimensional electron gas was created in strontium titanate. In a thin layer just...


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