Curved nanochannels allow independent tuning of charge and spin currents

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Release date: 30/9/2019

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To increase the efficiency of microchips, 3D structures are now being investigated. However, spintronic components, which rely on electron spin rather than charge, are always flat. To investigate how to connect these to 3D electronics, University of Groningen physicist Dr Kumar Sourav Das created curved spin transport channels. Together with his colleagues, he discovered that this new geometry makes it possible to independently tune charge and spin currents. The results were published online by the journal Nano Letters on 13 September 2019.

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TitleCurved nanochannels allow independent tuning of charge and spin currents
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletScience LinX
Media typeWeb
CountryNetherlands
Date30/09/19
DescriptionTo increase the efficiency of microchips, 3D structures are now being investigated. However, spintronic components, which rely on electron spin rather than charge, are always flat. To investigate how to connect these to 3D electronics, University of Groningen physicist Dr Kumar Sourav Das created curved spin transport channels. Together with his colleagues, he discovered that this new geometry makes it possible to independently tune charge and spin currents. The results were published online by the journal Nano Letters on 13 September 2019.
URLhttps://www.rug.nl/sciencelinx/nieuws/2019/09/20190930_das
PersonsIvan Vera Marun

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