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IBM and ETH Zurich university claims spintronics breakthrough

IBM and ETH Zurich university claims spintronics breakthrough

Posted on 13 Aug 2012 at 12:12pm

IBM and ETH Zurich university’s researchers have directly mapped the formation of a spin helix in a semiconductor, in a step that could one day lead to smaller, more power-efficient computers.

In theory, the emerging technology will allow for smaller devices that are much more power-efficient than those available today.

Electronics is based on manipulating the electrical charge of electrons. However, semiconductors are getting smaller and at some point soon it will no longer be possible to control the flow of electrons in this way.

However, electrons also spin. The field of spintronics…