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Dec 28 2008   5:14PM GMT

Overheard – Replacing the transistor

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

electron_spin.jpg Controlling electrons — and the “magnetic moment” their spin produces — offers the prospect of breaking away from the transistor, a 1948 invention that is still the main element of computers.

Corydon Ireland, Pioneer in spintronics celebrates birthday

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