• The Spintronics Technology Revolution Could Be Just a Hopfion Away

    5 days ago - By News Center

    Artist's drawing of characteristic 3D spin texture of a magnetic hopfion. Berkeley Lab scientists have created and observed 3D hopfions. The discovery could advance spintronics memory devices. (Credit: Peter Fischer and Frances Hellman/Berkeley Lab)
    A decade ago, the discovery of quasiparticles called magnetic skyrmions provided important new clues into how microscopic spin textures will enable spintronics, a new class of electronics that use the orientation of an electron's spin rather than its charge to encode data.
    But although scientists have made big advances in this very young field...
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