For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that information can flow through a diamond wire.
In the experiment, electrons did not flow through diamond as they do in traditional electronics; rather, they stayed in place and passed along a magnetic effect called “spin” to each other down the wire — like a row of sports spectators doing the wave.
Spin could one day be used to transmit data in computer circuits — and this new experiment, done at The Ohio State Univ., revealed that diamond transmits spin better than most metals in which researchers have previously observed the effect.
Researchers worldwide are working to develop so-called “spintronics,” which could make computers simultaneously faster and more powerful.
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