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“Spintronics” Could Use Graphene to Advance Electronics Faster than Moore’s Law Dictates

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“Spintronics” Could Use Graphene to Advance Electronics Faster than Moore’s Law Dictates

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Coined in the early 1970s, Moore’s Law is a principle that the number of transistors able to be put on a microchip doubles every two years while the price of those speedier chips will roughly halve. The principle still holds true even today. A multinational team of researchers have published a new review on a field of computer device development known as spintronics that could see electronics advance at speeds beyond Moore’s Law.

According to SciTech Daily, spintronics is defined as “the combination of electronics and magnetism at nanoscale.” Devices made with spintronics could allow for much higher energy efficiency than existing electronics, leading to much faster phones and tablets with a greatly improved storage capacity.

Spintronics already are in use in billions of existing devices, including some laptops and PCs in the form of magnetic sensors that read hard drives. Spintronics can also be found in the automotive industry.

Dr. Ivan Vera Marun, Lecturer in Condensed Matter Physics at The University of Manchester, told SciTech Daily, “The continuous progress in graphene spintronics, and more broadly in 2D heterostructures, has resulted in the efficient creation, transport and detection of spin information using effects previously inaccessible to graphene alone.

Graphene spintronic devices have the potential to revolutionize technologies like high-speed radio links, vehicle radar systems and interchip communication applications, SciTech Daily writes.

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