A theoretical-experimental collaboration across two FLEET nodes has discovered new magnetic properties within 2-D structures, with exciting potential for researchers in the emerging field of spintronics.

Spintronic devices use a quantum property known as spin, in addition to the electronic charge of conventional electronics. Spintronics thus promise ultra-high speed low-energy with significantly enhanced functionality.

The RMIT–UNSW study discovered never-before-seen magnetic properties in devices known as vdW heterostructures comprising several layers of novel, 2-D materials. The latest results show that vdW spintronics could provide devices with more functionality, comparing with the traditional spintronic approaches. Further research could generate devices with significant industrial applications.

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