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 electronic devices 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.To read more, click here.