Dr Amalio Fernández-Pacheco and his team at the Cavendish Laboratory have made a significant breakthrough on the controlled motion of magnetic information in three dimensions using nanowires.

Since the late 1960s electronic devices have stored and transmitted information (bits) in two-dimensional circuits. Dr Fernández-Pacheco’s team has now broken this barrier, using a new 3D nano-printing method and a new technique based on lasers to probe 3D magnetic nanostructures. Nanoscale magnetic circuits capable of moving information along the three dimensions of space could lead to an important increase in storage and processing capacities of electronic devices. This work, part of the broader field known as ´spintronics´, has been published in ACS Nano.

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