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Beyond Silicon: How New Materials Move Spintronics Towards Reality

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"What I've really enjoyed about this project is that we've taken a clean-sheet approach," he said. "Our backgrounds have helped us think differently about spintronics and find a completely new solution to a relatively old problem. And we're gaining a better
understanding of the fundamental science of crystallography as well."

So far, the team has only created and tested the new compound in powder form. The next step is to manufacture it in the thin film that would be required for a spintronic device. Lopez believes that this may be feasible within a year.