3D Nano-magnets to Process Information Faster in Electronic Devices

3D Nano-magnets to Process Information Faster in Electronic Devices

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Electronic devices may have evolved dramatically over the years, yet the manner in which they store and transmit information (bits) still remains the same since 1960’s – in two dimensional (2D) circuits.

This, however, is set to change soon as well, since University of Cambridge researchers have come up with a magnetic circuit on nano-scale that enables information to be transmitted through three dimensions (3D) space. The new discovery could bring about a drastic increase in processing and storage capacities of electronic devices.

How it is Accomplished

The deluge of data in today’s world on account of the tremendous proliferation of information has meant that the currently used technologies are nearing their limits. As a result, researchers are on the lookout for a third dimension to find a route to further improve the performance of these electronic devices.

The recent study by researchers which has been published in the journal , shows how by combining cutting-edge technologies in 3D nano-printing with existent methods can help build functional circuits to process information.

As per the scientists, it is a totally new manner of fabricating and leveraging a magnetic device, which in a nano-scale can transmit information through 3D space. An electron microscope, coupled with a gas injector to print on 3D a suspended scaffold on the currently used 2D Silicon substrate, have been used to create these nano-magnets in 3D. Post 3D nano-printing, magnetic material is coated over the whole ensemble to facilitate the moving of information.