The Center for Spintronic Materials, Interfaces, and Novel Architectures (C-SPIN) is a multi-university research center that brings together top researchers from across the nation to develop technologies for spin-based computing and memory systems. Unlike today’s computers, which function on the basis of electrical charges moving across wires, the emerging spin-based computing systems will process and store information through spin, a fundamental property of electrons.
Spin-based logic and memory have the potential to create computers that are smaller, faster and more energy-efficient than conventional charge-based systems.
Research conducted by C-SPIN also hase an impact beyond the world of computer science through advances in materials science, chemistry, circuit design, nanotechnology, and many other fields.
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- Perpendicular Magnetic Materials
Research to develop magnetic materials that will improve the power consumption scalability and stability of magnetic device structures
- Spin Channel Materials
Research aimed at investigating a wide range of spin channel materials, including topological insulators, monolayer MoS2 and graphene
- Spintronic Interface Engineering
Research focused on understanding, designing, modeling, making and optimizing the interfaces between magnetic materials and spin channels
- Spin Devices and Interconnects
Research to develop novel memory, logic and communication device solutions necessary to realize a complete spintronic computational system.
- Spintronic Circuits and Architectures
Research to develop novel architectural solutions that take advantage of the unique functionality that can be achieved using a spin-based technology.
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