Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, based on, operated by, or involving the controlled conduction of electrons according to their spin state.

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  • adjective of or pertaining to spintronics

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[spin + (elec)tronic.]

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Blend of spin and electronic

Examples

  • ­Just as the heartbeats of today's electronic devices depend on the ability to switch the flow of electricity in semiconductors on and off with lightning speed, the viability of the "spintronic" devices of the future -- technologies that manipulate both the flow and magnetic "spin" of electrons -- will require similarly precise control over semiconductor magnetism.

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  • ­Just as the heartbeats of today's electronic devices depend on the ability to switch the flow of electricity in semiconductors on and off with lightning speed, the viability of the "spintronic" devices of the future -- technologies that manipulate both the flow and magnetic "spin" of electrons -- will require similarly precise control over semiconductor magnetism.

    cellular-news

  • Such a "spintronic" transistor would retain its logic state in the absence of current and require less power to switch a bit, reducing the electrical power required by a computer chip by as much as 99 percent.

    IEEE Spectrum

  • (Oct. 18, 2006) - Researchers at NIST have made the first confirmed "spintronic" device incorporating organic molecules, a potentially superior approach for innovative electronics that rely on the spin, and associated ...

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  • Forget electronic smartphones, let's talk about 'spintronic' smartphones!

    IntoMobile - Cell Phone News, Information, and Analysis

  • Huawei targets Europe (and it's rivals) with overseas sales drive HTC Touch Diamond2 to come pre-loaded with CoPilot Live HD in UK Forget electronic smartphones, let's talk about 'spintronic' smartphones!

    IntoMobile - Cell Phone News, Information, and Analysis

  • Huawei targets Europe (and it's rivals) with overseas sales drive HTC Touch Diamond2 to come pre-loaded with CoPilot Live HD in UK Forget electronic smartphones, let's talk about 'spintronic' smartphones!

    IntoMobile - Cell Phone News, Information, and Analysis

  • By properly arranging the magnetization of the magnetic layers, they can be used to create a full spectrum of spintronic devices, including microchips, transistors, and logic gates

    Scientists Patent ‘Spintronic’ Technology | Impact Lab

  • Such graphene-magnet multilayers are expected to retain their properties at room temperature, an important requirement for spintronic devices.

    Scientists Patent ‘Spintronic’ Technology | Impact Lab

  • Buried in a salt plug half a mile under a pine forest in the uplands of Louisiana, a three-meter cube of layered gold and silicon stored an array of spintronic processors, computing at the atomic level.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

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