New Spintronics Manufacturing Process, Allowing Scaling Down To Sub-5nm (U. of Minnesota/NIST)

A new technical paper titled "Sputtered L10-FePd and its Synthetic Antiferromagnet on Si/SiO2 Wafers for Scalable Spintronics" was published by researchers at University of Minnesota and NIST, with funding by DARPA and others. According to a University of Minnesota summary news article, "The industry standard spintronic material, cobalt iron boron, has reached a limit in its scalability. The... » read more

Phononic and Magnonic Properties of 1D MoI3 Nanowires

A new technical paper titled "Elemental excitations in MoI3 one-dimensional van der Waals nanowires" was published by researchers at NIST, UC Riverside, University of Georgia, Theiss Research Inc, and Stanford University. "We described here the elemental excitations in crystals of MoI3 a vdW [van der Waals] material with a true-1D crystal structure. Our measurements reveal anomalous temperat... » read more

3D Racetrack Memory Device (Max Planck)

A new technical paper titled "Three-dimensional racetrack memory devices designed from freestanding magnetic heterostructures" was published by researchers at Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle, Germany. "Magnetic racetrack memory encodes data in a series of magnetic domain walls that are moved by current pulses along magnetic nanowires. To date, most studies have focuse... » read more

Research Bits: Aug. 8

Speeding NVM encryption Researchers from North Carolina State University propose a way to speed up encryption and file system performance for non-volatile memory (NVM). “NVMs are an emerging technology that allows rapid access to the data, and retains data even when a system crashes or loses power,” said Amro Awad, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at North C... » read more

New Way To Control Spin Currents At Room Temperature

New technical paper titled "Spin manipulation by giant valley-Zeeman spin-orbit field in atom-thick WSe2." from researchers at Beihang University (China) and University of British Columbia. Abstract: "The phenomenon originating from spin–orbit coupling provides energy-efficient strategies for spin manipulation and device applications. The broken inversion symmetry interface and the result... » read more

3 Emerging Technologies: Memristors, Spintronics & 2D Materials

New technical paper titled "Memristive, Spintronic, and 2D-Materials-Based Devices to Improve and Complement Computing Hardware" from researchers at University College London and University of Cambridge. Abstract "In a data-driven economy, virtually all industries benefit from advances in information technology—powerful computing systems are critically important for rapid technological pr... » read more

Neuromorphic Computing: Challenges, Opportunities Including Materials, Algorithms, Devices & Ethics

This new research paper titled "2022 roadmap on neuromorphic computing and engineering" is from numerous researchers at Technical University of Denmark, Instituto de Microelectrónica de Sevilla, CSIC, University of Seville, and many others. Partial Abstract: "The aim of this roadmap is to present a snapshot of the present state of neuromorphic technology and provide an opinion on the chall... » read more

Novel Spintronic Neuro-mimetic Device Emulating the LIF Neuron Dynamics w/High Energy Efficiency & Compact Footprints

New technical paper titled "Noise resilient leaky integrate-and-fire neurons based on multi-domain spintronic devices" from researchers at Purdue University. Abstract "The capability of emulating neural functionalities efficiently in hardware is crucial for building neuromorphic computing systems. While various types of neuro-mimetic devices have been investigated, it remains challenging to... » read more

Current Knowledge & Future Development In 2D Magnetic Materials Research

Abstract: "Magnetism in two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals (vdW) materials has recently emerged as one of the most promising areas in condensed matter research, with many exciting emerging properties and significant potential for applications ranging from topological magnonics to low-power spintronics, quantum computing, and optical communications. In the brief time after their discovery, 2D... » read more

Spin–orbit torque engineering in β-W/CoFeB heterostructures with W–Ta or W–V alloy layers between β-W and CoFeB

Abstract "The spin–orbit torque (SOT) resulting from a spin current generated in a nonmagnetic transition metal layer offers a promising magnetization switching mechanism for spintronic devices. To fully exploit this mechanism, in practice, materials with high SOT efficiencies are indispensable. Moreover, new materials need to be compatible with semiconductor processing. This study introduce... » read more

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