New Super-Conducting Technology Takes Data Beyond Ones and Zeroes

Abstract Color Spin Light Concept

Rotating flashing lights represent the concept of spin.

Leveraging electron spin adds a new dimension to data encoding.

Remember flip-phones? Our smartphones may one day look just as obsolete thanks to spintronics, an incipient field of research promising to revolutionize the way our electronic devices send and receive signals.

In most current technologies, data is encoded as a zero or a one, depending on the number of electrons that reach a capacitor. With spintronics, data is also transferred according to the direction in which these electrons spin.

In a new study appearing this week in the Proceedings of the National