Definitions

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  • n. The storage and transfer of information using the spin state of electrons as well as their charge

Etymologies

Blend of spin and electronics, or spin transport electronics. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "The idea of spintronics is we could use the spins of the electron instead of an electrical charge to process and store massive amounts of data on disks," said Chris Marrows, a physicist at Leeds University who specializes in spintronics.

    Nanotechnology Pioneers Win Physics Nobel | Impact Lab

  • [AF] – Quantum computing is one of the axes, one of the roads, but now in spintronics, you have for example what is called the spin transfer phenomenon.

    Albert Fert - Interview

  • I wrote a piece for TheFeature about "spintronics" -- nanotechnology-based storage that is going to show up in products as early as next year.

    Boing Boing: July 18, 2004 - July 24, 2004 Archives

  • [AF] – Yeah, this is one of the axes in spintronics.

    Albert Fert - Interview

  • The resulting electronics, dubbed spintronics, would effectively let computers store and transfer twice as much data per electron.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • This field of research is known as spintronics (spin transport electronics) and involves a spin-detecting system and injecting or moving spin-polarised electrons from one material to another.

    The Register

  • The radically new type of storage memory is based on a breakthrough technology known as spintronics, which manipulates the two types of independent electrons found in electrical current -- called the "spin-up" and "spin-down" electrons.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • This discovery also advances knowledge in the emerging field of spintronics, which is dedicated to harnessing energy produced by the spinning of electrons.

    Top Tech News

  • Such control is at the heart of spintronics, which is one of the best candidates to take over from bog-standard silicon tech when that runs out of steam.

    ZDNet UK Highlights

  • NVE Corporation specializes in so-called spintronics, which takes advantage of the natural spin of electronics instead of their charge to transmit and store data.

    SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

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  • 'Spintronics, or spin electronics, refers to the study of the role played by electron (and more generally nuclear) spin in solid state physics, and possible devices that specifically exploit spin properties instead of or in addition to charge degrees of freedom.' (umd.edu)

    Nothing to do with politics, as it turns out (no pun intended).

    December 6, 2007