University of Iowa's researcher Michael Flatté has received a five-year, $958,000 contract from C-SPIN to study new Spintronics materials, with an aim to understand the internal dynamics of a magnet, and how magnetic waves within that magnet can be used to carry information quickly and efficiently around a computer chip.

His previous Spintronics research focused on theories of the fundamental magnetic properties of materials and the behavior of electric currents within them, as well as how to use these materials to construct nanoscale electronic circuits that require considerably less power to function.