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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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Latest Research

  • Article |

    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
  • Article |

    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
  • Article |

    An epicardial patch made from materials that match the mechanical softness of heart tissue can perform spatiotemporal mapping of electrophysiological activity, as well as strain and temperature sensing, pacing and ablation therapies, and energy harvesting, while deforming with a beating heart.

    • Kyoseung Sim
    • , Faheem Ershad
    • , Yongcao Zhang
    • , Pinyi Yang
    • , Hyunseok Shim
    • , Zhoulyu Rao
    • , Yuntao Lu
    • , Anish Thukral
    • , Abdelmotagaly Elgalad
    • , Yutao Xi
    • , Bozhi Tian
    • , Doris A. Taylor
    •  & Cunjiang Yu
  • Article |

    The magnetization of a cobalt thin film can be reversed by spin–orbit torques using picosecond electrical pulses that are generated by photoconductive switches.

    • Kaushalya Jhuria
    • , Julius Hohlfeld
    • , Akshay Pattabi
    • , Elodie Martin
    • , Aldo Ygnacio Arriola Córdova
    • , Xinping Shi
    • , Roberto Lo Conte
    • , Sebastien Petit-Watelot
    • , Juan Carlos Rojas-Sanchez
    • , Gregory Malinowski
    • , Stéphane Mangin
    • , Aristide Lemaître
    • , Michel Hehn
    • , Jeffrey Bokor
    • , Richard B. Wilson
    •  & Jon Gorchon
  • Article |

    Nanoscale magnetic skyrmions that are generated in metallic multilayers using on-chip heating diffuse from hot to cold regions and can be thermoelectrically detected via the Nernst voltage.

    • Zidong Wang
    • , Minghua Guo
    • , Heng-An Zhou
    • , Le Zhao
    • , Teng Xu
    • , Riccardo Tomasello
    • , Hao Bai
    • , Yiqing Dong
    • , Soong-Geun Je
    • , Weilun Chao
    • , Hee-Sung Han
    • , Sooseok Lee
    • , Ki-Suk Lee
    • , Yunyan Yao
    • , Wei Han
    • , Cheng Song
    • , Huaqiang Wu
    • , Mario Carpentieri
    • , Giovanni Finocchio
    • , Mi-Young Im
    • , Shi-Zeng Lin
    •  & Wanjun Jiang

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Focus

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.