Thursday, February 26, 2004

ScienceDaily News Release: A New Step In Spintronics: 'Organic Spin Valves' Shown Feasible For New Electronic Devices

from University of Utah, 2/26/04
"University of Utah physicists have taken an important step toward a new generation of faster, cheaper computers and electronics by building the first "organic spin valves" – electrical switches that integrate two emerging fields of technology: organic semiconductor electronics and spin electronics, or spintronics."
Article has a nice description of what spintronics are an why organic spin valves are better: "organic semiconductors are inexpensive and simpler to make, can be manufactured at lower temperatures with fewer toxic wastes, have electronic properties that can be adjusted, and are flexible so they can be molded to desired shapes."

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