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Vanadium dioxide research opens door to new, multifunctional, spintronic smart sensors


February 5, 2014

chemistry graphic 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. Full Story

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