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Computing With Magnets

researchers in nanofabrication facility

Notre Dame researchers are studying magnetic computing involving Quantum-dot Cellular Automata in which the current of silicon-based transistors are replaced by molecules.

Credit: Matthew Cashore / University of Notre Dame

Researchers are finding ways to develop ultra-efficient and nonvolatile computer processors out of nanoscale magnets. A number of obstacles, however, stand in the way of their commercialization.

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