Spintronics

Beyond electronics

Summary

The "giant magnetoresistance effect" that significantly advanced the reduction in size and increase in capacity of computer hard drives is a well-known phenomenon of "spintronics", which couples the electric and magnetic properties of materials. Many devices whose performances exceed those of traditional electronics devices will be commercialized. X-ray diffraction, X-ray absorption and ultra slow muons are being used to understand the origins of such peculiar properties and to observe spin dynamics, which will lead to the designs for new devices.

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