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This month's issue features picosecond switching in a ferromagnet, high-mobility perovskite transistors, solution-processed zinc oxide Schottky diodes, and an exploration of in-sensor computing.

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  • Article |

    Electrical and short optical pulses can be used to deterministically induce and reverse a nano-fragmented domain state in antiferromagnetic CuMnAs, in a process that can be probed via changes in the resistance of the system.

    • Z. Kašpar
    • , M. Surýnek
    • , J. Zubáč
    • , F. Krizek
    • , V. Novák
    • , R. P. Campion
    • , M. S. Wörnle
    • , P. Gambardella
    • , X. Marti
    • , P. Němec
    • , K. W. Edmonds
    • , S. Reimers
    • , O. J. Amin
    • , F. Maccherozzi
    • , S. S. Dhesi
    • , P. Wadley
    • , J. Wunderlich
    • , K. Olejník
    •  & T. Jungwirth
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    The magnetization and exchange bias field in an IrMn/CoFeB bilayer can be independently switched using a current-controlled spin–orbit torque generated in the antiferromagnetic IrMn layer.

    • Shouzhong Peng
    • , Daoqian Zhu
    • , Weixiang Li
    • , Hao Wu
    • , Alexander J. Grutter
    • , Dustin A. Gilbert
    • , Jiaqi Lu
    • , Danrong Xiong
    • , Wenlong Cai
    • , Padraic Shafer
    • , Kang L. Wang
    •  & Weisheng Zhao
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    Carbon-related point defects can be isolated in a commercial silicon-on-insulator wafer, acting as artificial atoms that provide efficient polarized single-photon emission at wavelengths suitable for long-distance propagation in optical fibres.

    • W. Redjem
    • , A. Durand
    • , T. Herzig
    • , A. Benali
    • , S. Pezzagna
    • , J. Meijer
    • , A. Yu. Kuznetsov
    • , H. S. Nguyen
    • , S. Cueff
    • , J.-M. Gérard
    • , I. Robert-Philip
    • , B. Gil
    • , D. Caliste
    • , P. Pochet
    • , M. Abbarchi
    • , V. Jacques
    • , A. Dréau
    •  & G. Cassabois
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    Using a gate decomposition strategy that requires the calibration of a single pulse, a family of XY entangling gates can be implemented in a superconducting qubit architecture and used to reduce circuit depth for generic quantum algorithms.

    • Deanna M. Abrams
    • , Nicolas Didier
    • , Blake R. Johnson
    • , Marcus P. da Silva
    •  & Colm A. Ryan
  • Perspective |

    This Perspective examines the concept of near-senor and in-sensor computing in which computation tasks are moved partly to the sensory terminals, exploring the challenges facing the field and providing possible solutions for the hardware implementation of integrated sensing and processing units using advanced manufacturing technologies.

    • Feichi Zhou
    •  & Yang Chai

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Neuromorphic computing

Seung Hwan Lee, University of Michigan

Neuromorphic computing

The rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence is asking questions about what is the best way to build a computer, and approaches that derive inspiration from the brain could provide an answer. Here, in a series of articles, we explore what such neuromorphic computing can do.