a.k.a. magnetoelectronics -or- giant magnetoresistance (GMR)

A technology that exploits the magnetic properties in layers of materials only a few atoms thick, taking advantage of an electron's spin as well as its charge. Technically, spintronics involves quantum effects of electrons. This technology may enable you to turn your computer on and have it immediately booted up and ready to go (employing "instant-on" memory). See the MRAM explanation under the RAM definition.

See also : nanotechnology  
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