Better understanding of spin transfer to non-conducting magnets

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Release date: 27/2/2019

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Spintronics promises more efficient electronics by using the spin of electrons. But spins can also be carried by magnons, magnetic quasiparticles that can travel through electric insulators. The transfer of spin information from electrons to magnons is important to the future of spintronics. A new study by scientists from the Universities of Groningen and Manchester, which was published in Applied Physics Letters on 21 February 2019, shows how best to study this transfer.

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TitleBetter understanding of spin transfer to non-conducting magnets
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletScience LinX
Media typeWeb
CountryNetherlands
Date27/02/19
DescriptionSpintronics promises more efficient electronics by using the spin of electrons. But spins can also be carried by magnons, magnetic quasiparticles that can travel through electric insulators. The transfer of spin information from electrons to magnons is important to the future of spintronics. A new study by scientists from the Universities of Groningen and Manchester, which was published in Applied Physics Letters on 21 February 2019, shows how best to study this transfer.
URLhttps://www.rug.nl/sciencelinx/nieuws/2019/02/20190227_spinconversion
PersonsIvan Vera Marun

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