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atomically thin layers bring spintronics closer to applications

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atomically thin layers bring spintronics closer to applications

image: professor dr. bart van wees. view more credit: university of groningenuniversity of groningen scientists led by physics professor bart van wees have created a graphene-based device, in which electron spins can be injected and detected with unprecedented efficiency. the result is a hundredfold increase of the spin signal, big enough to be used in real life applications, such as new spin transistors and spin-based logic. the research is part of the european union's eur 1 billion graphene flagship, and the results were published in nature communications on 15 august.'spin' is a magnetic property of electrons, which can take the values 'up' or 'down'. it could be used to store, t...