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Only a few days ago, Intel released the 22-nanometer process and a new transistor design for next generation processors (Ivy Bridge) before. The reduction of semiconductor structures in computer chips, but inevitably encounter at some point of their physical limitations, so that alternatives are needed. One of the potential candidates for future computer chips and storage devices is spintronics , a branch of nanoelectronics. In contrast to today's semiconductor technology is in charge of spintronics not only the use of electrons, but also its spin
In a previous work, the scientists found that the switching process of one of the spins in only one ten-trillionth of a second - that's 0,000 000 000 000 1 seconds - takes place, making them ideal for the new components to the extremely high switching frequencies of theoretically up to 10,000 GHz can be expected.