Researchers enhance spintronics using graphene

New research suggests that graphene could overcome some of the problems with building spintronic devices, opening the doors to vastly faster processors and better power consumption in the long term.


Spintronics is a portmanteau that means “spin transport electronics.” Traditional transistors rely on electrical states to perform calculations — a 0 is “off” and a 1 is “on.” As process nodes have gotten smaller, it’s become increasingly difficult to prevent electric current from leaking across a transistor that’s supposed to be off, while fundamental limits to voltage scaling prevent us from building transistors that continue to use less power…

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