Contact: Lee Siegel
University of Utah
Caption: University of Utah materials engineer Ashutosh Tiwari and doctoral student Nathan Gray have developed a way to align the magnetic "spins" of electrons within a silicon semiconductor chip at room temperature and for a record period of time. The feat is a step toward faster, more energy efficient computers, phones and other "spintronic" devices that store data using the spin of electrons as well as their electrical charge.
Credit: Photo by Jiajia Tan, University of Utah
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