Spintronics: electrons, spins, computers and telephones 4/8
5:00 p.m., Wednesday, Wednesday, April 8th
Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 150, Van Vleck Auditorium
Albert Fert, 1Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales, 91767 Palaiseau, and Université Paris-Sud
We use everyday the "Giant Magnetoresistance" (GMR) to read the hard disc of our computer or listen to music on our I-Pod. The discovery of the GMR, 21 years ago, kicked off the development of spintronics which is expanding today in many very promising directions.