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NIST, UC Davis scientists float new approach to creating computer memory

October 8, 2015

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A research team including scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of California, Davis, have uncovered a method to create magnetic "skyrmions" under ambient room conditions. Skyrmions are ghostly quantum rings, heretofore glimpsed only under extreme laboratory conditions, that may serve as the basis for a new type of computer memory.Full Story

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