University’s Microtech Center Keeping Pace with Shrinking Technology

Researchers at the C-SPIN want to harness electron spin for computing.

(10/07/2014) - A University of Minnesota-led research effort is putting a new spin on how computers work. Facing growing limitations of current computing methods, the $28 million Center for Spintronic Materials, Interfaces and Novel Architectures has narrowed in on harnessing electron spin to create faster, energy-efficient computers. Less than two years into the center’s five-year grant, its 32 experts hailing from 18 universities still have obstacles to overcome, including how to integrate cutting-edge research into usable devices. But according to C-SPIN director and electrical and computer engineering professor Jian-Ping Wang, the center has already made several important discoveries since its opening in 2013. (Read More at MN Daily)