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Electronics in a spin

Electrons can be shuttled around according to their 'spin', as well as their charge. Do this efficiently in a semiconductor and the future of electronics starts to look very different.

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Figure 1: Electron spin transfer across an interface between two different semiconductors (gallium arsenide, GaAs, and zinc selenide, ZnSe) in a magnetic field.


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Roukes, M. Electronics in a spin. Nature 411, 747–748 (2001).

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