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06/16/09
Careers in Chemistry. Future Trends 17. Nano-magnetic materials in Spintronics
Filed under: Position Searching, Networking, Post-docs, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 9:05 am

Recently, I came across an interview of a
researcher who
was developing the next
generation of non-volatile memory
devices. 
As we know these are things in our ipods,
thumb
drives, and MP3 players.  It is simply
amazing to observe
materials, technologies
and their applications grow and
become
part of our daily lives.


The technology is Magnetoresistive Random
Access Memory
MRAM and while starting
slowly it appears to be finding
near term
uses in datalogging and information buffers
for
critical data at higher densities.

The technology based on this is commonly
called
spintronics and involves manipulating
electron spin and charge on an
atomic level. 
Smaller size, faster operations, and greater

efficiencies are projected as devices make
use of
magnetic layers of nanomaterials.

One Response to “Careers in Chemistry. Future Trends 17. Nano-magnetic materials in Spintronics”

  1. site admin Says:


    The interview was of Professor Carolyn Ross of MIT
    in Computerworld. What struck me was common
    dossier items– NPR’s Wait, wait don’t tell me…
    and dream dinner guests…

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