Latest Spintronics Stories

2011-04-01 01:13:43

On April 8, 2011, the scientific community will celebrate the centennial of the discovery of superconductivity—the ability of certain materials to conduct electricity without resistance when cooled below a specific temperature.

2011-04-01 01:12:47

Completing the story they started by creating synthetic magnetic fields,* scientists from the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), a collaboration of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland, have now made atoms act as if they were charged particles accelerated by electric fields.

2011-03-27 11:15:00

Researchers study quantum dots to increase the amount of electricity solar panels produce.

2011-03-27 10:15:00

Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a puzzling gap in the electronic structures of some high-temperature superconductors could indicate a new phase of matter.

2011-03-21 07:10:14

Physicists at UCLA set out to design a better transistor and ended up discovering a new way to think about the structure of space.

2011-03-19 04:47:27

“The nation that controls magnetism will control the universe,” famed fictional detective Dick Tracy predicted back in 1935.

2011-03-15 14:37:53

University of Utah researchers built "spintronic" transistors and used them to align the magnetic "spins" of electrons for a record period of time in silicon chips at room temperature.

2011-03-09 18:22:48

Tomorrow's nonvolatile memory devices – computer memory that can retain stored information even when not powered – will profoundly change electronics, and Cornell University researchers have discovered a new way of measuring and optimizing their performance.

2011-03-08 15:52:48

Magnetic Random Access Memories (MRAM) are the most important new modules on the market of computer storage devices.

2011-03-07 14:14:20

Japanese researchers have been immersing iron-based compounds in hot alcoholic beverages such as red wine, sake and shochu to induce superconductivity.

Word of the Day
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.