Spintronics: What's New and Exciting

April 21, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Our very own Director, Dr. Stuart Wolf, will be giving a talk at the Materials Science and Technology Division of the Naval Research Laboratory in DC next Monday, April 21, 2014 at 2pm.

If you're in the area, be sure to check it out!

Description: In this talk I will review some very recent and quite interesting developments in spintronics. This will include the introduction of a new magnetic random access memory based on the spin torque transfer effect (an effect that can rotate the magnetization of a magnetic layer using the angular momentum contained in a spin polarized current). I will discuss the development of a new paradigm of pattern recognition using an array of spin torque activated nano-­‐oscillators that will phase lock when a pattern is recognized. Finally I will discuss a new and very novel cryogenic memory based on sandwiching a magnetic random access memory (MRAM) like heterostructure in a superconducting Josephson Junction. This JMRAM solves a long standing problem for superconducting electronics.

Location: Building 28, Room 269

Host: Dr. Bhakta B. Rath

*Refreshments at 1:30 PM