Spintronics: Fast-switching magnetic tunnel junctions

In spin transport electronics, also known as spintronics, it is not the charge of the electron that acts as the carrier of information – it is the electron’s spin. As spins are ‘sensitive’ to the magnetic properties of a given material, the field of spintronics – which was born at the end of the eighties … More Spintronics: Fast-switching magnetic tunnel junctions

Quantum physics: Error correction teams up with superconductivity

The efforts towards building a quantum computer range from the experimental demonstration of quantum algorithms to the miniaturisation driven by integrated photonics. Now superconducting circuits mark a significant step in fault-tolerant quantum computation, with researchers from the University of California and the University of Melbourne achieving repetitive error detection in a one-dimensional superconducting quantum device. … More Quantum physics: Error correction teams up with superconductivity