Armed with nearly $11 million in National Science Foundation funding, Ohio State University will work over the next several years to develop a research center to explore the next step in high-tech electronics.

Ohio State's centre will focus on manipulating materials such as plastic, silicon and semiconductors and researching in the field of “magnetoelectronics,” also called “spintronics.” The field involves the spin of electrons in atoms and how that can lead to better and faster computer technology.