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.
Paul J. Zomer +31 (0) 50 363 48 80
Bart J. van Wees +31 (0) 50 363 49 33
Older people with memory problems who live at home are extraordinarily resourceful when it comes to staying in control of their activities outside the home. Demographers Jodi Sturge and Mirjam Klaassens are certainly impressed. ‘It’s not about...
Scientists at SRON, VU and RUG have now developed a model that predicts whether there is a carbon cycle present on exoplanets, provided the mass, core size and amount of CO2 are known.
On 26 April, Maarten Loonen (Dongen, 1961) was appointed Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau. He is Associate Professor of Arctic Ecology at the Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen, and manager of the Netherlands Arctic Station on...
The UG website uses functional and anonymous analytics cookies. Please answer the question of whether or not you want to accept other cookies (such as tracking cookies).
If no choice is made, only basic cookies will be stored. More information