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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.

Recent Spintronics News

Intel: we'll have to adopt fundamentally new transistor technologies in 4-5 years, Spintronics is a leading candidate

Feb 05, 2016

Intel's technology and manufacturing group leader, William Holt, says that if Intel wants to keep improving its chips, it will soon have to start using fundamentally new technologies. The company does not know which technology will be adopted, but there are two possible candidates at this stage - Spintronics, and tunneling transistors.

William says that the new technologies will have to be commercialized in four to five years (when Intel moves over to 7-nm production, which is thought to be the limit of silicon transistors), and will initially be used alongside silicon transistors. Intel says we'll need to stop expecting chips to be faster - as the new technologies will mostly benefit the energy efficiency rather than the speed of Intel's future chips.

Nanomagnetic and Spintronic Devices for Energy-Efficient Memory and Computing

This book explores the recent and on-going research into spin-based devices and nanomagnetic-based technology while giving detailed background on state-of-the-art research. The book focuses on direct applications to devices that have potential to replace CMOS devices for computing applications such as memory, logic and higher order information processing.

Graphene coated cobalt to greatly benefit spintronic devices

Dec 23, 2015

Researchers from France's Joseph Fourier University discovered that coating a cobalt film in graphene could double the film's perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA), so that it reaches a value 20 times higher than that of traditional metallic cobalt/platinum multilayers.

Graphene coated cobalt to greatly benefit spintronic devices image

High-PMA materials are being researched for their applications in next-generation spintronic devices.

Researchers detect magnetic fluctuations with pure spin current

Dec 17, 2015

Researchers from Japan and France managed to detect magnetic fluctuations with pure spin current. This has been done in a much more sensitive way than conventional magnetization measurements.

Spin-charge conversion in a spin glass system image

The researchers used spin glass, a typical frustrated system where a small amount of impurities with magnetic moments is randomly distributed in a nonmagnetic host metal. At high temperatures, the magnetic moments are fluctuating with a very high speed. As the temperature approaches the spin glass temperature (Tg), the fluctuations become slower and then the magnetic moments are frozen at Tg.