Magnetic patterns have been scribed onto nanowires in different forms to decrypt and understand various processes. A recent advancement in this field has manifested that magnetic patterns could now be used to decode the processing mechanism of the brain. The substantial breakthrough came as a consequence of the ability to write magnetic patterns on nanowires in any desired form. This leap in the domain of magnetism is attributed to the research conducted at the Imperial College, London.
Neural Networks Imitating Brains
‘Neural Networks’ are computer systems that decode information in a way which is similar to the human brain. A substantial number of such software-based networks already exist and have outreached humans in many cases. To exemplify, a software-based neural network recently defeated a skilled human in the strategy board game ‘Go’. Even the computer hardware devices such as hard drives depend on the direction of microscopic magnets in order to decipher information. Some magnetic states are intrinsically complex in nature and are aligned with the complexity of the human brain in retaining information.
Renewed Approach to Augment Progress
The researchers have devised a magnetic force microscope to gain a probe into writing magnetic information in any desired pattern. Further, hosts of nanowires will now be able to function as hardware neural networks and are expected to be more functional than the software models. The department of Physics and Materials at the Imperial College demonstrated the breakthrough by scribing previously unseen magnetic patterns onto nanowires.
Several experts in the fraternity of research believe that this is a great accomplishment towards the use of nanowires in obtaining employable solutions. Various magnetic states could now be created to analyze the fundamentals of complex systems.