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Making the switch, this time with an insulator

The growing field of spin electronics - spintronics - tells us that electrons spin like a top, carry angular momentum, and can be controlled as units of power, free of conventional electric current. Nonvolatile magnetic memory ...

dateSep 01, 2016 in General Physics
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Mixing topology and spin

In the pursuit of material platforms for the next generation of electronics, scientists are studying new compounds such as topological insulators (TIs), which support protected electron states on the surfaces of crystals ...

dateJul 20, 2016 in General Physics
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