Four-state material allows 'spintronic' computing

日期:2019-03-02 06:14:05 作者:古淳炜 阅读:

SUPERFAST computers could be on the way now that we have the ideal “multiferroic” material to build them with. “Spintronic” computers calculate using four logical states and so should be far faster than today’s binary computers, which use two. Multiferroics can create these states because they produce both electric and magnetic fields, and each can be switched between two directions. Most multiferroics only work below -230 °C, but now researchers at Bell Labs in New Jersey and Osaka University in Japan have found some superconducting copper oxides that are multiferroic at -50 °C,