Putting A Spin On Electronics | August 28, 2006 Issue - Vol. 84 Issue 35 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 84 Issue 35 | pp. 30-36
Issue Date: August 28, 2006

Putting A Spin On Electronics

Potential for advanced technologies drives search for room-temperature magnetic semiconductors
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: JACS In C&EN

Imagine a personal computer that powers up instantly without the lengthy and bothersome boot-up delay. Think of the convenience offered by a computer that can be switched into a standby mode that requires no electrical power, yet keeps files and data in active memory.

Computers sporting those features aren't available just yet. But someday manufacturers may be able to build electronic devices with those operating characteristics and other sophisticated functions, partly as a result of . . .

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