Spintronics: Not Your Typical Memory

Good Post by Kevin Fogarty (thank you)

Researchers propose new designs that rely on an electron’s spin, rather than a circuit’s electrical charge, to process information. One goal: let computers run at normal speed with little or no electricity.

A team of Japanese researchers has proposed a model for the near future of computing based on identifying a 1 from a 0 according to the direction in which an electron spins, rather than where the chip had previously stashed an electrical charge.

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