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Spintronics: Beyond Silicon

A groundbreaking new semiconductor compound may lead to smaller, faster, less power-hungry electronics.| Short Read
A groundbreaking new semiconductor compound may lead to smaller, faster, less power-hungry electronics.

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A groundbreaking new semiconductor compound may lead to smaller, faster, less power-hungry electronics. It’s the first to build spintronic properties into a material that’s stable at room temperature and easily tailored to a variety of applications.

The new compound could eventually be used as the base material for spintronic processors and other devices, much like silicon is the base for electronic computing devices.

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Pierre Ferdinand P. Poudeu is an assistant professor of materials science engineering at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. His research efforts are devoted to the design, synthesis and evaluation of solid-state inorganic materials.

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BepiColombo approaching Mercury. Credit: European Space Agency

U-M researchers to help unravel Mercury, solar system mysteries

In ESA's BepiColombo mission, an examination of the particles in Mercury's upper atmosphere will shed light on what the planet is made of. | Medium Read