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A research team from Aalto University in Finland has developed a new device capable of reconfigurable spin-wave transport, capable of advancing studies in the field of spintronics as well as the potential for more powerful computer processors, according to a report from Tech News Insight.

Spintronics, a portmanteau of spin electronics, focuses on understanding the intrinsic spin of electrons and the related magnetic moment. These behaviors affect its performance in relation to electronic and solid-state devices.

Traditional electronic devices use electrical charges to function and perform computations, allowing mankind's daily use of technology - from smartphone apps to computers.

However, there is a perceived limit to how fast conventional electronics can process data since moving charge generates heat as a by-product, and the miniaturization of electronics has reached its limits as far as thermodynamics is concerned - but spintronics opens a new realm of possibilities for faster devices.

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