£2.7 million granted for superconducting spintronics devices R&D

The UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is funding a £2.7 million spintronics project led by the University of Cambridge. The aim of the project is to develop prototype superconducting spintronics devices for power-efficient supercomputing applications.

This work continues from the discovery of spin polarized supercurrents in 2010 at the University of Cambridge, as well as recent research that shows it is possible to power spintronic devices with a superconductor.

SuperSpin is a five-year project, that will initially examine ways in which spin can be transported and magnetism controlled in a superconducting state. By 2021 the project will (hopefully) result in sample logic and memory devices.

Posted: Apr 17,2016 by Ron Mertens