Test and Measurement

NVE Introduces World’s Most Sensitive Magnetometer IC & More Ultra-Miniature Converters

Billed as the world’s most sensitive magnetometer integrated circuit, the new ALT021-10E analog magnetometer from NVE Corporation has a remarkable sensitivity of 0.5 millivolts per volt per microtesla. Based on the company’s tunneling magnetoresistance (TMR) technology, the device can precisely measure fields from less than a microtesla to 250 microtesla. […]


Spin-Ion Stepping Out with System to Engineer Ultra-Thin Magnetic Materials 

Spin-Ion Technologies, a French developer of advanced ion beam technology to engineer the structural properties of magnetic materials, has linked up with Quantum Design International to distribute the company’s Helium-S system in China, Taiwan, Singapore and the United States. The process solution is based on post-growth Helium + ion irradiation to tailor the magnetic properties of thin magnetic films at the atomic scale and improve their performances. […]

Research & Development

A Magnetic Nano-Elevator for Three Dimensional Spintronic Devices

Information technologies will be responsible for about 20% of electricity consumption worldwide by 2025, which urgently requires the development of new types of greener nanoelectronic devices. Spintronics, making use of not only the charge of electrons but also of its intrinsic angular momentum (its spin) is an emerging technology that can overcome some of these challenges […]

Research & Development

Technique Tunes into Graphene Nanoribbons’ Electronic Potential

Ever since graphene, a thin carbon sheet just one-atom thick, was discovered more than 15 years ago, the wonder material became a workhorse in materials science research. From this body of work, other researchers learned that slicing graphene along the edge of its honeycomb lattice creates one-dimensional zigzag graphene strips or nanoribbons with exotic magnetic properties […]