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Alternative Computing Group

The Alternative Computing Group develops and provides innovative measurement instrumentation supporting nanotechnology development with an emphasis on applications for future electronics.

The Alternative Computing Group conducts wide ranging, cross-disciplinary research focusing on innovative measurement science in nanotechnology with an emphasis on applications in future electronics and information processing.  The Group’s current expertise includes measurements and theory for emerging neuromorphic devices and architectures, theory of magnetism and electronic structure, laser-based atom manipulation, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and quantum topological devices.  These capabilities are put to use in research programs that support development of new paradigms in nanoelectronics and computing, examining such areas as resistive switching-based neuromorphic processing, spintronic and other nanomagnetic devices, focused ion beam imaging and fabrication, and device metrology including atomic scale defect detection.

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Projects and Programs

Theory of Spin Transfer Torque

The working of countless electronic devices involves electric and magnetic effects interacting within nanostructured materials. In the phenomenon known as spin

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

The Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Project strives to be at the forefront of understanding the roles that critical atomic-scale defects play in determining

Theory of Transport in Graphene

Graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms, is one of the most likely materials to produce the next breakthrough in the electronics industry. Ideal graphene has

Novel Sources for Focused-ion Beams

Focused beams of ions have a wide range of uses, from nanoscale imaging to the fabrication of nanomaterials. We are developing novel cold-atom based ion sources

Publications

Interface-generated spin currents

Author(s)
Vivek P. Amin, Jan Zemen, Mark D. Stiles
Transport calculations based on ab-initio band structures reveal large interface-generated spin currents at Co/Pt, Co/Cu, and Pt/Cu interfaces. These spin

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