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Condensed Matter Seminars

ics Condensed Matter
Thursday, July 29, 2004
4:00 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special time.
Note special room.
Stuart Wolf [Host: William A. Jesser]
"Center for Spins in Nanotechnology -CeSpIN -a proposal for a new interdisciplinary center at UVa"
In this talk I will discuss the details of a proposed new center at UVa that will explore how electron spin can be utilized in electronics that will transcend Moore's law. There are two parallel paths that this center will explore. The first is the development of spin devices that will be nanoscale extensions of the spin transport electronics that will be introduced in the very near term as non-volatile random access memory and magnetic sensors. The second path is the exploration of spin coherent effects that will directly impact the development of a quantum information processor. There are challenges in both paths but the key to a new paradigm of electronics will be the development of a single technology that can provide both conventional logic and memory as well as quantum logic and memory and spins seem to fit the bill.

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