Researchers from the FOM Foundation and the University of Groningen have developed a technique to produce graphene bridges in the shape of a hammock. Through these bridges the researchers transmit spin currents based on the magnetic moment of electrons. The new technique is important for spintronics equipment, which use the spin current for information storage and transfer. The researchers published their results on 18 June 2012 online in Nano Letters.
Although the theoretical predictions are positive about the spin current in graphene, the experimental results have yet to meet these expectations. The freely hanging graphene bridges were, however, found to be superb conductors for spin current.
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Three researchers of the Faculty of Science and Engineering have been awarded an ENW-XS grant by the Dutch Research Council (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijke Onderzoek, NWO): Prof. A.I. Guskov the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and...
Bayu Jayawardhana has been appointed scientific director of DISC, the interuniversity research institute and graduate school that unites all university groups in the Netherlands that are active in systems and control theory and engineering. The...
Researchers Clemens Mayer and Danny Incarnato of the University of Groningen have been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant.
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