Spintronics-Info: the spintronics experts

Spintronics-Info is a news hub and knowledge center born out of keen interest in spintronic technologies.

Spintronics is the new science of computers and memory chips that are based on electron spin rather than (or in addition to) the charge (used in electronics). Spintronics is an exciting field that holds promise to build faster and more efficient computers and other devices.

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New Spintronics-Info LinkedIn page and group

Jun 18, 2016

We are happy to invite all our readers to follow the new Spintronics-Info LinkedIn company page. LinkedIn is a great place to meet and find new professionals. If you follow the new company page, you will get spintronics updates directly to your feed, and also be able to connect to other spintronics professionals.

Spintronics-Info LinkedIn page

In addition to the company page, we have also setup a new Spintronics interest group - which will hopefully become a new forum for discussions and an exchange of knowledge, news and opinions. All focused on Spintronics, of course. Join our new group now!

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Jun 09, 2016

Spintronics-Info has been providing objective and up-to-date spintronics market news, as well as in-depth articles and commentary for over 10 years. We are now happy to offer the opportunity to embed our spintronics news directly in your web site, at no cost.

If you're looking to enrich the experience of your web site visitors, our market news can grant them a glimpse into spintronics technology, news and market status.

Researchers finally explain ferromagnetism in Mn-doped GaAs

Jun 08, 2016

Researchers at Tohoku University managed to find the origin and the mechanism of ferromagnetism in Mn-doped GaAs. This phenomonon has been puzzling researchers for over 20 years, and this new explanation may help to accelerate the development of spintronic devices made from such materials.

Tohoku Crystal structure of (Ga,Mn)As

Mn-doped GaAs crystals exhibit characteristics and properties of both semiconductor and magnet. It is possible to use an electric field to control the magnetism in such materials - which makes them very appealing candidates for spintronic devices.

Laser pulses can be used to create strong spin currents

Jun 02, 2016

Researchers from TU Wien designed a method to create extremely strong spin currents using ultra-short laser pulses.

Laser pulse hits nickel on silicon photo

Using computer simulations, the researchers discovered that when short laser pulses hit a thin layer of nickel on a silicon substrate, the electrons accelerate toward the silicon, which builds an electric field on the interface of the two materials. This stops the current, but the spin is still transported. the spin-up electrons move freely, while the spin-down electrons have a much higher probability of being scattered at the nickel atoms. This creates many spin-up electrons in the silicon - effectively creating a spin current in the silicon.

Will antiferromagnetic pave the way to spintronics memory?

May 13, 2016

Researchers from the University of Nottingham discovered a new antiferromagnetic material that may be the basis of future spintronics devices. The new material is copper manganese arsenide (CuMnAs), has an advantage of ferromagnetic materials - in which strong magnetic fields can erase the encoded information.

The problem with antiferromagnets is that manipulating the magnetic ordering of antiferromagnets is quite difficult - because the spins of neighboring electrons point in opposite directions which means it is not easy to change them with external magnetic fields.