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Making metallic memories

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A phase transition at the surface of a thin film of iron can be exploited to create a metallic non-volatile memory.

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Figure 1: A hypothetical memory device exploiting magnetoelectric coupling in metallic thin films.

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  • 04 November 2010

    In the original and print version of this News & Views, in the second sentence of the third paragraph, 'millivolts' should have read 'megavolts'. In the second sentence of the sixth paragraph, 'mV' should have read 'MV'. The HTML and PDF versions of the text are correct.


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Ramesh, R. Making metallic memories. Nature Nanotech 5, 761–762 (2010).

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