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Old 26th November, 2009, 01:40 AM
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Spin-based electronics gets boost

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The next generation of computers may make use of the "spin" of electrons instead of their charge.

Spintronics relies on manipulating these spins to make them capable of carrying data.

The technique has been shown in a number of materials at low temperatures before.

But researchers writing in Nature have made use of these "spin-polarised" electrons in silicon at room temperature for the first time.

The result could lead to computers that require far less power than conventional ones.
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BBC News - Spin-based electronics gets boost
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This would be a god send!
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Let's hope this works out in practical applications. Less power is always good!
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Fantastic that these folks made the electron spin happen at room temperature. (As if I really understand this.)
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