Navigation Links
Researchers successfully test new alternative to traditional semiconductors
Date:8/9/2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Researchers at Ohio State University have demonstrated the first plastic computer memory device that utilizes the spin of electrons to read and write data.

An alternative to traditional microelectronics, so-called "spintronics" could store more data in less space, process data faster, and consume less power.

In the August 2010 issue of the journal Nature Materials, Arthur J. Epstein and colleagues describe how they created a prototype plastic spintronic device using techniques found in the mainstream computer industry today.

At this point, the device is little more than a thin strip of dark blue organic-based magnet layered with a metallic ferromagnet and connected to two electrical leads. (A ferromagnet is a magnet made of ferrous metal such as iron. Common household refrigerator magnets are ferromagnets.) Still, the researchers successfully recorded data on it and retrieved the data by controlling the spins of the electrons with a magnetic field.

Epstein, Distinguished University Professor of physics and chemistry and director of the Institute for Magnetic and Electronic Polymers at Ohio State, described the material as a hybrid of a semiconductor that is made from organic materials and a special magnetic polymer semiconductor. As such, it is a bridge between today's computers and the all-polymer, spintronic computers that he and his partners hope to enable in the future.

Normal electronics encode computer data based on a binary code of ones and zeros, depending on whether an electron is present in a void within the material. But researchers have long known that electrons can be polarized to orient in particular directions, like a bar magnet. They refer to this orientation as spin -- either "spin up" or "spin down" -- and have been working on a way to store data using spin. The resulting electronics, dubbed spintronics, would effectively let computers store and transfer twice as much data
'/>"/>

Contact: Arthur J. Epstein
Epstein.2@osu.edu
614-292-1133
Ohio State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Understanding the science of solar-based energy: more researchers are better than one
2. Researchers decode viral process that prepares cells for HIV infection
3. Dartmouth researchers advance cellulosic ethanol production
4. Researchers develop new model for cystic fibrosis
5. Use it or lose it? Researchers investigate the dispensability of our DNA
6. Sigma-Aldrich and the University of Illinois Offer New Boronic Acid Surrogates to Researchers Worldwide Through Licensing Agreement
7. Researchers write protein nanoarrays using a fountain pen and electric fields
8. Researchers show how to stamp nanodevices with rubber molds
9. The Lancets New Online Medical Journal Helps Clinicians and Medical Researchers Find Practice-Changing Evidence Quickly and Easily
10. Ultrafast lasers give CU-Boulder researchers a snapshot of electrons in action
11. VAP(R) Cholesterol Test Helps Researchers Identify Treatment Effects of Combination Therapy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2015)... (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 Global ... the GTCbio Stem Cell Summit 2015 April 27 - ... the latest developments in all areas of stem cell ... of stem cells and regenerative medicine. , The ... trials, as well as translational research in stem cell ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... and OSAKA, Japan , ... Research Application (CiRA) of Kyoto University and Takeda ... will work together to develop clinical applications of ... heart failure, diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders and cancer ... Applications" (T-CiRA) is designed to expedite multiple research ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2015 ... the Buzz of BIO Contest for the ... Organization (BIO), the 2015 BIO International Convention will take ... Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the Buzz of BIO contest, industry ... to see present at the conference. The community voting ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... CHARLOTTE, N.C. (PRWEB) April 16, 2015 ... North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) spin-out company, ... David L. Cooper, Ph.D., M.D., as Chief Operating ... 20 years of experience in developing clinical diagnostic ... oncology and infectious disease. , Cooper’s extensive career ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Stem Cells Group To Join GTCbio Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Summit in Boston, April 27-29, 2015 2Global Stem Cells Group To Join GTCbio Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Summit in Boston, April 27-29, 2015 3CiRA and Takeda Enter 10-year Collaboration on iPS Cell Research 2CiRA and Takeda Enter 10-year Collaboration on iPS Cell Research 3Proove Bisociences to Participate in the Buzz of BIO at the 2015 BIO International Convention 2Proove Bisociences to Participate in the Buzz of BIO at the 2015 BIO International Convention 3OncoTAb Names Dr. David L. Cooper as COO 2
... May 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Chindex International,Inc. (Nasdaq: CHDX ... and products in the People,s Republic of China,announced that ... and Exchange Commission (SEC) that, if declared effective by ... to time, up to $100 million,of its common stock ...
... /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Chindex International,Inc. (Nasdaq: CHDX ) a ... in the People,s Republic of China,announced that it intends ... March 31, 2008, on Thursday, June 12, 2008., ... Thursday, June,12, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time to ...
... Patients Shipped in the Quarter ... ... BEDFORD, Mass., May 13 Insulet Corporation,(Nasdaq: PODD ), a ... today announced financial results for,the first quarter ended March 31, 2008., ...
Cached Biology Technology:Chindex International Announces Shelf Registration, Related Strategy and Guidance 2Chindex International Announces Shelf Registration, Related Strategy and Guidance 3Chindex International Announces Shelf Registration, Related Strategy and Guidance 4Chindex International Announces Shelf Registration, Related Strategy and Guidance 5Chindex International Announces Conference Call to Discuss Its Fiscal 2008 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results on Thursday, June 12, 2008 2Chindex International Announces Conference Call to Discuss Its Fiscal 2008 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results on Thursday, June 12, 2008 3Insulet Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 2Insulet Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 3Insulet Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 4Insulet Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 5Insulet Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 6Insulet Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 7
(Date:4/10/2015)... April 10, 2015 Research and ... the "Security Competitive Profiles - NEC" report ... NEC will continue to supply a range ... market, with a company focus on the development of ... Winning opportunities in the Asia-Pacific ...
(Date:4/8/2015)... , April 8, 2015  Infinisource, a ... and services, and Morpho, a leading supplier of ... to produce the market,s most advanced biometrically-enabled time ... iSolved NXG time clock is setting a bold, ... labor data for the small and mid-size employer. ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... , April 2, 2015 ... DERMALOG by far outperforms the strongest competitors, showing ... high accuracy, the system is capable of a ... speed proves up to be ten times faster ... its runner-up performance.      (Photo: ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NEC Security Competitive Profile 2015 2iSolved Time Clock Offers Unmatched Accuracy due to Morpho Biometrics 2iSolved Time Clock Offers Unmatched Accuracy due to Morpho Biometrics 3DERMALOG AFIS Emerges as Performance Winner in NIST Benchmark Test 2DERMALOG AFIS Emerges as Performance Winner in NIST Benchmark Test 3
... has already had dramatic effects on individual species, with ... migration. But, in a new study from the open-access ... Getz show that the impact of climate change on ... by a top predator - the reintroduced gray wolf ...
... A newly discovered mechanism by which an infectious fungus ... virulence, according to Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators at ... in light following fungal invasion of the human body ... sparks infection, the researchers said. , The discovery in ...
... damage to the heart that can cause congestive ... limited ability of the myocardium to regenerate and ... now document the existence of a previously unrecognized ... therapeutic potency for myocardial tissue regeneration following myocardial ...
Cached Biology News:Gray wolves maintain the food chain in winter 2Light therapy may combat fungal infections, new evidence suggests 2Light therapy may combat fungal infections, new evidence suggests 3
Request Info...
Goat polyclonal to MLH3 Immunogen: Synthetic peptide: RQSLQQSMPPCEPP (Human) from C Terminus of the protein sequence according to NP_055196....
IRF7 Immunogen: Synthetic peptide corresponding to residues E(463) G T Q R E G V S S L D S S S(477) of human IRF7. Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles...
Rabbit polyclonal to NMDAR1 e/f/g/h ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
Biology Products: