Kawakami's research group will be working on the fabrication and testing of spintronic devices made from two-dimensional crystals, namely metal dichalcogenides (inorganic materials with unique electronic properties) and graphene. Bartels's and Ozkan's research groups will be working on the growth and characterization of two-dimensional metal dichalchogenides. Bartels, a professor of chemistry, Ozkan, a professor of mechanical engineering, and Kawakami are part of the Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Program at UCR.
C-SPIN's director Jian-Ping Wang, an electrical and computer engineering professor at the University of Minnesota, explained that the ability to scale semiconductor technology has led to the information revolution of the past half-century.
"However, today's semiconductor technology is reaching its fundamental limits in terms of density and power consumption," he said. "Spin-based logic and memory based on the hybridization of magnetic materials and semiconductors have the potential to create computers that are smaller, faster and more energy-efficient than conventional charge-based systems."
Spin-based computing has gained considerable interest recently due to advances in a number of areas. It can combine memory and logic at the device and circuit level, thereby leading to much faster operation for data-intensive applications. This is crucial in the information age and includes applications such as searching, sorting, and image recognition.
Especially important is the room temperature spin transport in graphene with high spin injection efficiency, first demonstrated by Kawakami's group. C-SPIN will help develop the graphene spintronic devices as well as explore new two-dimensional metal dichalcogenides, which are e
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