Ultrafast tracking of electron spins

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 08:30 in Physics & Chemistry

Our present digital information processing and storage is based on two properties of the electron. The first is its charge, which is used in electronic circuits to process information. The second is its spin, which represents the information stored on a magnetic hard disk. Recent research attempts to make use of the charge and the spin of the electron simultaneously. This approach could enhance functionality, capacitance, energy consumption and speed of today's information technology.

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