Physics and Materials Science Joint Colloquium
Friday, October 24, 2003
4:00 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
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"A new spin on electronics - spintronics"

Dr. Stuart A. Wolf , University of Virginia, and DARPA at Arlington, VA
[Host: Joe Poon and James Groves]
Until very recently, the spin of the electron was ignored in mainstream electronics. The discovery of the giant magnetoresistance (GMR) effect in magnetic multilayers in 1988 and the subsequent development of sensors based on it began a transformation that will soon provide new paradigms for electronics for the new millenium. This talk will concentrate on the evolution of the DARPA spin electronics or spintronics project. The motivation, the science and the remarkable prospects for the future will be described in some detail.

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