But what exactly is the new dimension that opens this discovery? "On the one hand, we can use the spins to transmit information without using electricity. This way, for example, we can produce energy-efficient, almost currentless computers," says McNellis, citing an important application example. This is relevant, for example, to the development of integrated circuits that mimic the building blocks of the brain and are used for artificial intelligence. From a broader perspective, the use of molecular components in solid state technology often offers unique advantages, such as organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) in screens. This publication brings this goal closer.
In a previous publication, JGU researchers were able to show that the spins in a polymer move extremely much further than in traditional semiconductors - with far less manufacturing effort and higher design potential.
The international research team published the results in Nature Physics magazine.