Rust Could Be the Secret to Next-Gen Computing

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Current silicon-based computing technology is very energy-inefficient. Information and communications technology (ICT) projected to use over 20% of global electricity production1 by 2030. So finding ways to decarbonise technology is an obvious target for energy savings. Professor Paolo Radaelli from Oxford’s Department of Physics, working with Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron, has been leading research into alternatives to silicon which would bring greater efficiency. His group’s surprising findings are published in Nature today - 'Antiferromagnetic half-skyrmions and bimerons at room temperature.' – Cosmic Whirls in Rust, some of the antiferromagnetic textures they have found could emerge as prime candidates for low-energy antiferromagnetic spintronics at room temperature.Researchers have...