(University of Münster) In order to miniaturize individual components of mobile phones or computers, for example, magnetic waves are currently regarded as promising alternatives to conventional data transmission functioning by means of electric currents. The physical basis for this is the spin of electrons in magnetic materials, which can be simplified as a rotation of electrons around their own axis. Physicists at Münster University (Germany) have developed a new approach that makes it easier to use spin waves.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-11/uom-nmf112219.php