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Semiconductor Could Turn Heat Into Computing Power
September 27, 2010
Computers might one day recycle part of their own waste heat, using a material being studied by researchers at Ohio State University. The material is a semiconductor called gallium manganese arsenide. In the early online edition of Nature Materials, researchers describe the detection of an effect that converts heat into a quantum mechanical phenomenon--known as spin--in a semiconductor.
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