Artificial “Magnetic Texture” Induced in Graphene – May Lead to Powerful Quantum ComputersSpin offers the potential to pack more data into smaller devices, thereby increasing the power of semiconductors, quantum computers, mass storage devices and other digital electronics. Put simply, the intimate contact between the two objects caused the normally nonmagnetic carbon to behave differently, exhibiting magnetic properties similar to common magnetic materials like iron or cobalt. Graphene is incredibly strong, lightweight, conductive … the list of its superlative properties goes on. This distance (a micron is a millionth of a meter), while incredibly small, is relatively large microscopically speaking. Quantum science advancement could help lead to powerful spintronic devices, such as semiconductors and quantum computers. “Independent of each other, graphene and spintronics each possess incredible potential to fundamentally change many aspects of business and society. Now, an international research team led by the University at Buffalo is reporting an advancement that could help overcome this obstacle.
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