Latest Spintronics Stories

Light Transistor Developed By TU Vienna
2013-07-08 10:08:30

Vienna University of Technology TU Vienna has managed to turn the oscillation direction of beams of light -- simply by applying an electrical current to a special material. This way, a transistor can be built that functions with light instead of electrical current. Light can oscillate in different directions, as we can see in the 3D cinema: Each lens of the glasses only allows light of a particular oscillation direction to pass through. However, changing the polarization direction of...

2013-06-07 13:03:28

2 orders for electrons A German-French research team has constructed a new model that explains how the so-called pseudogap state forms in high-temperature superconductors. The calculations predict two coexisting electron orders. Below a certain temperature, superconductors lose their electrical resistance and can conduct electricity without loss. "It is not to be excluded that the new pseudogap theory also provides the long-awaited explanation for why, in contrast to conventional metallic...

New Quantum Technologies Enabled With Spintronics Approach
2013-06-04 16:20:51

University of Chicago A team of researchers, including members of the University of Chicago´s Institute for Molecular Engineering, highlight the power of emerging quantum technologies in two recent papers published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. These technologies exploit quantum mechanics, the physics that dominates the atomic world, to perform disparate tasks such as nanoscale temperature measurement and processing quantum information with lasers. The two...

Data Erased By Magnetic Monopoles
2013-05-31 12:38:36

Technische Universitaet Muenchen A physical particle postulated 80 years ago, could provide a decisive step toward the realization of novel, highly efficient data storage devices. Scientists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), the Technische Universitaet Dresden and the University of Cologne found that with magnetic monopoles in magnetic vortices, called skyrmions, information can be written and erased. Iron filings strewn on a sheet of paper trace the field lines of a bar...

2013-05-21 23:00:51

According to BCC Research the global market for nanomagnetic materials and devices is expected to reach $9 billion by 2017. The data storage product sector of the nanomagnetics market generated nearly $6.9 billion in wholesale-level sales in 2012 and should reach nearly $8.4 billion in 2017 while markets for sensors, biosensors, bioassay products and GMR sensors will be the fastest growing segments. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 According to BCC Research, the global market for...

2013-05-17 10:40:51

A new study discusses the electric and magnetic characteristics of a material which could be used in spintronics Materials belonging to the family of dilute magnetic oxides (DMOs) – an oxide-based variant of the dilute magnetic semiconductors – are good candidates for spintronics applications. This is the object of study for Davide Sangalli of the Microelectronics and Microsystems Institute (IMM) at the National Research Council (CNR), in Agrate Brianza, Italy, and colleagues....

2013-05-13 23:29:14

Spark scientific curiosity with static electricity experiments for kids as featured on Kids Activities Blog. Let the kids have a blast with science experiments that are simple and easy to do at home. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 12, 2013 Spark scientific curiosity with static electricity experiments for kids. Kids Activities Blog answers the question what is static electricity in a simple way that even kids are able to understand the scientific reasons behind static. A simple balloon...

Researchers Extend Electron Spin In Diamond For Incredibly Tiny Magnetic Detectors
2013-05-10 10:18:01

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory From brain to heart to stomach, the bodies of humans and animals generate weak magnetic fields that a supersensitive detector could use to pinpoint illnesses, trace drugs — and maybe even read minds. Sensors no bigger than a thumbnail could map gas deposits underground, analyze chemicals, and pinpoint explosives that hide from other probes. Now scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy´s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley...

2013-05-09 11:59:48

Scientists find new magic in magnetic material From powerful computers to super-sensitive medical and environmental detectors that are faster, smaller and use less energy – yes, we want them, but how do we get them? In research that is helping to lay the groundwork for the electronics of the future, University of Delaware scientists have confirmed the presence of a magnetic field generated by electrons which scientists had theorized existed, but that had never been proven until...

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