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Vanadium dioxide research opens door to new, multifunctional, spintronic smart sensors
February 5, 2014
New research findings are opening the door to smarter sensors by integrating vanadium dioxide onto a silicon chip and using lasers to make the material magnetic. The advance paves the way for multifunctional, spintronic smart sensors for use in military applications and next-generation spintronic devices.
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