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A special issue of Sprintronics in Science China: Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy
Science China Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy invited some Chinese experts and researchers in the field of spintronics to write a series of review articles in this special issue, in order to assist undergraduate, master's and doctoral students, as well as young researchers to understand this fast growing field. This issue was published in Science China Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy, 2013, 56(1): 1-246. (2013-01-23)

Toward a more energy-efficient spintronics
In order to generate and detect spin currents, spintronics traditionally uses ferromagnetic materials whose magnetization switching consume high amounts of energy. French researchers recently presented an approach that can detect spin information at low power using a non-magnetic system. Their research opens the way towards spintronic devices that operate on ferroelectricity rather than on ferromagnetism, thereby consuming 1,000 times less energy. (2020-04-22)

Spinning a new horizon for electronics
Spintronics has the potential to have as profound an impact on electronics as the development of the transistor had 50 years ago. This exciting and challenging area of nanotechnology will come under the international spotlight next week when scientists and engineers, from across the world, will gather in York in the UK for a major conference WUN-SPIN 2007 to explore the progress and future of spintronics. (2007-08-01)

New spin on graphene
University of Manchester scientists have found a way to make wonder material graphene magnetic, opening up a new range of opportunities for the world's thinnest material in the area of spintronics. (2011-04-14)

Magnetic memory states go exponential
Researchers showed that relatively simple structures can support exponential number of magnetic states - much greater than previously thought - and demonstrated switching between the states by generating spin currents. The ability to stabilize and control exponential number of discrete magnetic states in a relatively simple structure constitutes a major contribution to spintronics and may pave the way to multi-level magnetic memory with extremely large number of states per cell, be used for neuromorphic computing, and more. (2020-07-09)

Important progress for spintronics
A fundamental cornerstone for spintronics that has been missing up until now has been constructed by a team of physicists at Linkoping University in Sweden. It's the world's first spin amplifier that can be used at room temperature. (2012-11-16)

King Faisal Prize for Würzburg physicist
Another award for Laurens Molenkamp: The physicist won the King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) 2017 in the 'Science' category. The scientist earned the recognition for his work in the field of spintronics. (2017-01-17)

Power spintronics: Producing AC voltages by manipulating magnetic fields
The science of spintronics may enable converting a magnetic field into electrical energy. (2013-01-03)

Researchers create new nanotechnology field
Researchers have created a novel way to control the quantum state of an electron's spin. (2007-05-29)

Semiconductor spintronics to revolutionize the electronics industry
Ongoing research into spintronics, a method aimed at enabling spin-polarized current flow through semiconductors, is likely to result in a new class of multifunctional electronics. (2003-05-27)

Controlling magnetic clouds in graphene
Wonder material graphene can be made magnetic and its magnetism switched on and off at the press of a button, opening a new avenue towards electronics with very low energy consumption. (2013-06-12)

Strain and spin may enable ultra-low-energy computing
A new type of integrated circuit may be so energy efficient that it could run simply by harvesting energy from the environment. (2011-08-15)

'Spintronics' breakthrough holds promise for next-generation computers
The discovery made at KU's Ultrafast Laser Lab clears a major hurdle for spintronics researchers worldwide: the difficulty in detecting the flow of spinning electrons in real time. (2010-08-24)

Exploring new spintronics device functionalities in graphene heterostructures
Graphene Flagship researchers have shown in a paper published in Science Advances how heterostructures built from graphene and topological insulators have strong, proximity induced spin-orbit coupling which can form the basis of novel information processing technologies. (2018-10-16)

Small currents for big gains in spintronics
UTokyo researchers have created an electronic component that demonstrates functions and abilities important to future generations of computational logic and memory devices. It is between one and two orders of magnitude more power efficient than previous attempts to create a component with the same kind of behavior. This fact could help it realize developments in the emerging field of spintronics. (2019-06-13)

New discovery brings analogue spintronic devices closer
The observation of nonlinearity in electron spin-related processes in graphene makes it easier to transport, manipulate and detect spins, as well as spin-to-charge conversion. It also allows analogue operations such as amplitude modulation and spin amplification. This brings spintronics to the point where regular electronics was after the introduction of the first transistors. These results by University of Groningen physicists were published in the journal Physical Review Applied on 17 December. (2020-12-18)

Plastic shows promise for spintronics, magnetic computer memory
Researchers at Ohio State University and their colleagues have expanded the possibilities for a new kind of electronics, known as spintronics. Though spintronics technology has yet to be fully developed, it could result in computers that store more data in less space, process data faster, and consume less power. It could even lead to computers that (2002-09-24)

Efficient valves for electron spins
Researchers at the University of Basel in collaboration with colleagues from Pisa have developed a new concept that uses the electron spin to switch an electrical current. In addition to fundamental research, such spin valves are also the key elements in spintronics -- a type of electronics that exploits the spin instead of the charge of electrons. The results were published in the scientific journal Communications Physics. (2020-08-12)

Development of nonvolatile spintronics-based 50uW microcontroller unit operating at 200MHz
Researchers at Tohoku University have announced the development of a nonvolatile microcontroller unit (MCU) which achieves both high performance and ultra-low power by utilizing spintronics-based VLSI design technology. (2019-02-20)

Graphene and 2D materials could move electronics beyond 'Moore's Law'
A team of researchers based in Manchester, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and the USA has published a new review on a field of computer device development known as spintronics, which could see graphene used as building block for next-generation electronics. (2020-06-03)

Spintronics: Controlling magnetic spin with electric fields
EPFL physicists have found a way to reverse electron spins using electric fields for the first time, paving the way for programmable spintronics technologies. (2018-06-19)

A novel platform for future spintronic technologies
Spintronics is a new field of electronics, using electron spin rather than charge. EPFL scientists, working with the Université Paris-Sud and Paul Scherrer Institut have shown that a conventional electrical insulator can be used as an optimal spintronic device. (2014-10-12)

Dartmouth researchers discover chromium's hidden magnetic talents
Two Dartmouth researchers have determined that the element chromium displays electrical properties of magnets in surprising ways. This finding can be used in the emerging field of (2008-04-16)

Spinning around: A room temperature field-effect transistor using graphene's electron spin
Graphene Flagship researchers based at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden have published in Nature Communications a research paper showing a graphene-based spin field-effect transistor operating at room temperature. Using the spin of the electrons in graphene and other layered material heterostructures the researchers have produced working devices as a step towards integrating spintronic logic and memory devices. (2017-07-05)

UD researchers race ahead with latest spintronics achievement
In a rapid follow-up to their achievement as the first to demonstrate how an electron's spin can be electrically injected, controlled and detected in silicon, electrical engineers from the University of Delaware and Cambridge NanoTech now show that this quantum property can be transported a marathon distance in the world of microelectronics -- through an entire silicon wafer. The finding confirms that silicon -- the workhorse material of present-day electronics -- now can be harnessed up for new-age spintronics applications. (2007-10-26)

Appelbaum wins DEPSCoR grant for spintronics research
Ian Appelbaum, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Delaware, has received a $484,370 grant from the US Department of Defense Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research for a major study on (2008-04-30)

SPINTROS project awarded prestigious Starting Grant prize for innovative ideas in electronics
The leader of the CIC nanoGUNE nanodevices team received the prestigious award for scientific research, a Starting Grant of 1.3 million euros ($1.8 million) for the SPINTROS project. The European Research Council concedes these grants to innovative and (2011-03-08)

Neuron and synapse-mimetic spintronics devices developed
A research group from Tohoku University has developed spintronics devices which are promising for future energy-efficient and adoptive computing systems, as they behave like neurons and synapses in the human brain. (2019-04-17)

Karin Everschor-Sitte establishes Emmy Noether independent junior research group TWIST
Theoretical physicist Dr. Karin Everschor-Sitte will be setting up an Emmy Noether independent junior research group at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz with the aid of funding from the German Research Foundation. (2016-10-11)

The quantum waltz of electrons hints at the next generation of chips
EPFL researchers have successfully measured some of the quantum properties of electrons in two-dimensional semiconductors. This work in the field of spintronics could one day lead to chips that are not only smaller but that also generate less heat. (2017-12-05)

Ohio University researchers create improved magnetic-semiconductor sandwich
Researchers at Ohio University have created an improved magnetic semiconductor that solves a problem spintronics scientists have been investigating for years. (2006-10-02)

Spin-resolved oscilloscope for charge and spin signals
Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation have developed a 'spin-resolved oscilloscope.' (2017-03-13)

Creating a 2-D platinum magnet
University of Groningen physicists have induced magnetism in platinum with an electric field created by a paramagnetic ionic liquid. As only the surface of the platinum is affected, this creates a switchable 2-D ferromagnet. The study was published in Science Advances on April 6. (2018-04-06)

Antiferromagnets prove their potential for spin-based information technology
As published in the online science journal Nature Communications, scientists at the Institute of Phyics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) were now able to demonstrate current-induced switching of the Néel vector also for metallic thin films of a compound consisting of manganese and gold, Mn2Au, which orders antiferromagnetically at high temperatures. (2018-01-29)

Stuart Parkin first 'distinguished professor' at Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven University of Technology has appointed professor Dr. Stuart Parkin as its first (2008-10-20)

Dual-shot dynamics and ultimate frequency of all-optical magnetic recording on GdFeCo
Achieving ultrafast and energy-efficient optical control of magnetism beyond light's 'diffraction limit' could revolutionize information-processing technology. Towards this goal, researchers led by Xiangping Li at Jinan University and Alexey V. Kimel at Radboud University have determined the fastest possible rate of the optical reversal of magnetization of up to 3?GHz, and proposed a method to achieve data recording at scales below light's 'diffraction limit', which is generally believed to restrict the attainable resolution. (2021-01-14)

Researchers get first microscopic look at a tiny phenomenon with big potential implications
Matter behaves differently when it's tiny. At the nanoscale, electric current cuts through mountains of particles, spinning them into vortexes that can be used intentionally in quantum computing. The particles arrange themselves into a topological map, but the lines blur as electrons merge into indistinguishable quasiparticles with shifting properties. The trick is learning how to control such changeable materials. (2019-08-22)

Putting a new spin on computing
Harnessing the magnetic moment, or spin, of electrons rather than their electric charge, physicists at the University of Arizona have achieved a breakthrough toward the development of a new breed of computing devices that can process data using less power. (2011-06-21)

University of Cincinnati researchers create all-electric spintronics
Scientists have always attempted to develop spin transistors by incorporating local ferromagnets into device architectures. A far better and practical way to manipulate the orientation of an electron's spin would be by using purely electrical means. A team of researchers led by the University of Cincinnati's Philippe Debray and Marc Cahay is the first to find an innovative and novel way to control an electron's spin orientation using purely electrical means. (2009-10-27)

Important step in the next generation of computing
Scientists have taken one step closer to the next generation of computers. Research from the Cavendish Laboratory, the University of Cambridge's Department of Physics, provides new insight into spintronics, which has been hailed as the successor to the transistor. (2011-07-03)

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