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Elecectron Spins as Memory States!

by Mike Levin SEO & Datamaster, 05/19/2007

ccellist writes “Physorg.com is reporting on the University of Delaware and Cambridge NanoTech’s experiments regarding ‘spintronics,’ or the ability to use information about electron spin in atoms of silicon to encode information, much like we use information about an electron’s charge state in computers today. ‘Spintronics’ research hopes to usher in a new age of computer speed and performance by measuring and even controlling the angular momentum displayed by all electrons, and using this information to encode data. Researchers for the first time have successfully conducted the spin of electrons in a custom-made silicon chip, a process known as ‘spin transport.’”
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