University of Groningen team examines complex oxides for next-gen computing
Materials scientists from the University of Groningen describe in two separate papers how complex oxides can be used to create very energy-efficient magneto-electric spin-orbit (MESO) devices and memristive devices with reduced dimensions.
The big challenges in next-gen microchips design are to design chips that are more energy efficient and to design devices that combine memory and logic (memristors). Tamalika Banerjee, Professor of Spintronics of Functional Materials at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, is looking at a range of quantum materials to create new devices. "Our approach is to study these materials and their interfaces, but always with an eye on applications, such as memory or the combination of memory and logic".