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Spintronics News
December 5, 2019

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A New Way to Turn Heat Into Useful Energy

Scientists have figured out how to capture heat and turn it into electricity. The discovery could create more efficient energy generation from heat in things like car exhaust, interplanetary space ... read more

200 Times Faster Than Ever Before: The Speediest Quantum Operation Yet

Physicists have built a super-fast version of the central building block of a quantum computer. The research is the milestone result of a vision first outlined by scientists 20 years ... read more

Physicists' Finding Could Revolutionize Information Transmission

A research team has observed, characterized, and controlled dark trions in a semiconductor -- ultraclean single-layer tungsten diselenide -- a feat that could increase the capacity and alter the form ... read more

Targeting Individual Atoms

In recent decades, NMR spectroscopy has made it possible to capture the spatial structure of chemical and biochemical molecules. Now researchers have found a way to apply this measurement principle ... read more
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Study Shows Ability to Detect Light from UV to the IR Optical Regimes Using Spin Currents

The spin Seebeck effect (SSE) can be used to detect light across a broad optical range -- ultraviolet through visible to near-infrared. This has future implications on novel spin current-based ... read more

Double Layer of Graphene Helps to Control Spin Currents

In order to make transistors that operate using the spin of electrons, rather than their charge, it is necessary to find a way of switching spin currents on and off. Furthermore, the lifetime of the ... read more

Dynamic Pattern of Skyrmions Observed

Tiny magnetic vortices known as skyrmions form in certain magnetic materials, such as Cu2OSeO3. These skyrmions can be controlled by low-level electrical currents -- which could facilitate more ... read more

New Material Could Someday Power Quantum Computer

Quantum computers with the ability to perform complex calculations, encrypt data more securely and more quickly predict the spread of viruses, may be within closer reach thanks to a new ... read more

Cooling Nanotube Resonators With Electrons

Researchers report on a technique that uses electron transport to cool a nanomechanical resonator near the quantum ... read more

Novel, High-Performance Diodes and Transistors

Today's computer processors are increasingly pushed to their limits due to their physical properties. Novel materials could be the solution. Physicists have investigated if and how these ... read more

Rare 'Lazarus Superconductivity' Observed in Promising, Rediscovered Material

A team of researchers has observed a rare phenomenon called re-entrant superconductivity in the material uranium ditelluride. Nicknamed 'Lazarus superconductivity,' the phenomenon occurs ... read more

Modified Quantum Dots Capture More Energy from Light and Lose Less to Heat

Scientists have synthesized magnetically-doped quantum dots that capture the kinetic energy of electrons created by ultraviolet light before it's wasted as ... read more

Physicists Unlock the Mystery of Thermionic Emission in Graphene

Researchers discover a new theory that paves the way for the design of better graphene electronics and energy ... read more

The Fast Dance of Electron Spins

Metal complexes show a fascinating behavior in their interactions with light, which for example is utilized in organic light emitting diodes, solar cells, quantum computers, or even in cancer ... read more

Quantum Material Goes Where None Have Gone Before

Physicists have created a quantum material that can travel through a previously unexplored region marked by strange electronic properties. The journey is by an alloy of cerium palladium and ... read more

Curved Nanochannels Allow Independent Tuning of Charge and Spin Currents

To increase the efficiency of microchips, 3D structures are now being investigated. However, spintronic components, which rely on electron spin rather than charge, are always flat. To investigate how ... read more

Iridium 'Loses Its Identity' When Interfaced With Nickel

Hey, physicists and materials scientists: You'd better reevaluate your work if you study iridium-based materials -- members of the platinum family -- when they are ultra-thin. Iridium ... read more

Scientists Observe How Acoustic Interactions Change Materials at the Atomic Level

By using sound waves, scientists have begun to explore fundamental stress behaviors in a crystalline material that could form the basis for quantum information ... read more

The Best of Two Worlds: Magnetism and Weyl Semimetals

Imagine a world in which electricity could flow through the grid without any losses or where all the data in the world could be stored in the cloud without the need for power stations. This seems ... read more

Scientists Create Fully Electronic 2-Dimensional Spin Transistors

Physicists have constructed a two-dimensional spin transistor, in which spin currents were generated by an electric current through graphene. A monolayer of a transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) ... read more

Novel Mechanism of Electron Scattering in Graphene-Like 2D Materials

Suggesting an unconventional way to manipulate the properties of 2D materials in the presence of a Bose-Einstein condensate, and an alternative strategy to design high-temperature ... read more

New Method for Detecting Quantum States of Electrons

Researchers have devised a new method -- called image charge detection -- to detect electrons' transitions to quantum states. Electrons can serve as quantum bits, the smallest unit of quantum ... read more

Paramagnetic Spins Take Electrons for a Ride, Produce Electricity from Heat

Local thermal perturbations of spins in a solid can convert heat to energy even in a paramagnetic material -- where spins weren't thought to correlate long enough to do so. This effect, which ... read more

Spin Devices Get a Paint Job

Physicists created a new way to fabricate special kinds of electronic components known as spintronic devices. These high-performance, low-power devices have a promising future, so efficient ways to ... read more

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