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Random Access Memory on a Low Energy Diet: Researchers from Dresden and Basel develop basis for a novel memory chip

Press release of HZDR, January 3, 2017

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The prototype of an antiferromagnetic magnetoelectric memory chip, which was invented by researchers from Dresden and Basel. It consists of a thin layer of chromium oxide (Cr2O3) for saving data, on top of which the physicists attached a nanometer-thin platinum layer for read out. Picture: T. Kosub

Researchers from HZDR Dresden, IFW Dresden, cfaed, and University of Basel developed a basis for a novel memory chip. See the press release of HZDR:

Memory chips are among the most basic components in computers. The random access memory is where processors temporarily store their data, which is a crucial function. Researchers from Dresden and Basel have now managed to lay the foundation for a new memory chip concept. It has the potential to use considerably less energy than the chips produced to date – this is important not only for mobile applications but also for big data computing centers. The results are presented in the latest volume of the scientific journal “Nature Communications”.

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