Ultrafast heat conduction can manipulate nanoscale magnets

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have uncovered physical mechanisms allowing the manipulation of magnetic information with heat. These new phenomena rely on the transport of thermal energy, in ...

Research reveals vital insight into spintronics

(PhysOrg.com) -- Progress in electronics has relied heavily on reducing the size of the transistor to create small, powerful computers. Now spintronics, hailed as the successor to the transistor, looks set to transform the ...

Creating a pure spin current in graphene

(PhysOrg.com) -- Graphene is a material that has the potential for a number of future applications. Scientists are interested in using graphene for quantum computing and also as a replacement for electronics. However, in ...

Quantum Twist: Electrons Mimic Presence of Magnetic Field

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of scientists led by a Princeton University group recently discovered that on the surface of certain materials collective arrangements of electrons move in ways that mimic the presence ...

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