Researchers from Switzerland's EPFL discovered that electrons can jump through spins (spin cross-over) much faster than previously thought - indeed 100,000 times faster!

Spin cross-over is used in many technologies today (such as energy conversion systems, cancer phototherapy and OLED devices). It was believed to be too slow to be used in electronics/spintronics circuits - but now that may change and open a new route to spintronics devices.