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New Material Interface Improves Functioning of Non-silicon-based Electronic Devices

February 15, 2013

drawing of the multiferroic tunnel junction For the first time, researchers have designed a special material interface that has been shown to add to and  improve the functioning of non-silicon-based electronic devices such as those used in certain kinds of random access memory. The new method could be used to design improved, more-efficient, multilevel and multifunctional devices, as well as enhanced nanoelectronic components such as non-volatile information storage and processing and spintronic components. Full Story

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