Spintronics Research News
June 17, 2019

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Laser Technique Could Unlock Use of Tough Material for Next-Generation Electronics

Researchers used a laser technique to permanently stress graphene into a structure that allows the flow of electric current, which is necessary for ... read more

Scientists Drill Into White Graphene to Create Artificial Atoms

By drilling holes into a thin two-dimensional sheet of hexagonal boron nitride with a gallium-focused ion beam, scientists have created artificial atoms that generate single photons, which work in ... read more

Breakthrough in the Search for Graphene-Based Electronics

A team of researchers from Denmark has solved one of the biggest challenges in making effective nanoelectronics based on ... read more

New Quantum Materials Could Take Computing Devices Beyond the Semiconductor Era

Scientists in industry and academia are looking for new materials to succeed highly successful semiconductor transistors. Scientists have hit on a ... read more
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A New 2D Magnet Draws Future Devices Closer

Scientists have discovered a new type of 2D magnetic material that can be integrated into spintronic ... read more

Settling the Debate: Solving the Electronic Surface States of Samarium Hexaboride

Researchers show that samarium hexaboride is a topological insulator, which allows electrons to flow only along its exterior surface. Together with its strong electron correlations, this material has ... read more

Long-Distance Quantum Information Exchange -- Success at the Nanoscale

Researchers have realized the swap of electron spins between distant quantum dots. The discovery is a step towards applications of quantum information, as the dots leave enough room for delicate ... read more

Researchers Aim for Spintronic Applications Thanks to Great Leap Forward

Electric currents drive all our electronic devices. The emerging field of spintronics looks to replace electric currents with what are known as spin currents. Researchers have discovered that the ... read more

Nanoparticles Help Realize 'Spintronic' Devices

For the first time researchers have demonstrated a new way to perform functions essential to future computation three orders of magnitude faster than current commercial devices. The team created a ... read more

New Hurdle Cleared in Race Toward Quantum Computing

Researchers have created a new device that allows them to probe the interference of quasiparticles, potentially paving the way for the development of topological ... read more

Magnonic Devices Can Replace Electronics Without Much Noise

Electronic devices are getting smaller and will soon hit the limits of performance based on electrical currents. Devices based on magnonic currents would transform the industry, though scientists ... read more

Opening Door to Smaller Memory Devices, Microelectronics, and Spintronics

A research team has created a nanoscale 'playground' on a chip that simulates the formation of exotic magnetic particles called 'monopoles.' The study could unlock the secrets to ... read more

'Immunizing' Quantum Bits So That They Can Grow Up

Qubits need a better immune system before they can grow up. A new material, engineered into a thin strip, is one step closer to 'immunizing' qubits against noise, such as heat and other ... read more

A New Spin in Nano-Electronics

In recent years, electronic data processing has been evolving in one direction only: the industry has downsized its components to the nanometer range. But this process is now reaching its physical ... read more

Physicists Get Thousands of Semiconductor Nuclei to Do 'Quantum Dances' in Unison

Scientists found a way to exploit the interaction between the electron and the thousands of nuclei using lasers to 'cool' the nuclei to less than 1 milliKelvin. They then showed they can ... read more

Engineers Develop Room Temperature, Two-Dimensional Platform for Quantum Technology

Researchers have now demonstrated a new hardware platform based on isolated electron spins in a two-dimensional material. The electrons are trapped by defects in sheets of hexagonal boron nitride, a ... read more

Chirality of Weyl Fermions

Quasiparticles that behave like massless fermions, known as Weyl fermions, have been in recent years at the center of a string of exciting findings in condensed matter physics. Physicists now report ... read more

Theoretical Model May Help Solve Molecular Mystery

When it comes to realizing low-power electronic devices, spintronics looks promising. However, to generate a suitable spin current, you need a relatively large magnet. An alternative method that uses ... read more

New Quantum System Could Help Design Better Spintronics

Researchers have created a new testing ground for quantum systems in which they can literally turn certain particle interactions on and off, potentially paving the way for advances in ... read more

Hybrid Qubits Solve Key Hurdle to Quantum Computing

Researchers have crafted a new architecture for quantum computing. By constructing a hybrid device made from two different types of qubit -- the fundamental computing element of quantum computers -- ... read more

Electronics of the Future: A New Energy-Efficient Mechanism Using the Rashba Effect

Scientists have proposed new quasi-1D materials for potential spintronic applications, an upcoming technology that exploits the spin of electrons. They performed simulations to demonstrate the spin ... read more

Copper Compound as Promising Quantum Computing Unit

Chemists have now synthesized a molecule that can perform the function of a computing unit in a quantum ... read more

Harnessing the Power of 'Spin Orbit' Coupling in Silicon: Scaling Up Quantum Computation

Research teams are investigating multiple pathways to scale up atom-based computing architectures using spin-orbit coupling -- advancing towards their goal of building a silicon-based quantum ... read more

Supercomputers Without Waste Heat

Physicists explore superconductivity for information ... read more

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