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Magnetic Logic Circuits for Extreme Environments, Phase I

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Magnetic Logic Circuits for Extreme Environments, Phase I
The program aims to demonstrate a new genre of all-magnetic logic circuits which are radiation-tolerant and capable of reliable operation in extreme environmental conditions including low temperatures and wide temperature swings. The circuits are based on tunneling magnetoresistive technology, and are expected to have a greater single-event latchup immunity than semiconductor-based CMOS logic. Recent breakthroughs in magnetic tunnel junction technology have resulted in magnetoresistive responses in excess of 200%. With these developments adequate current gain may now be realized to implement practical multi-stage logic circuits. This work will seek to prove novel gate designs and explore the magnetic thin-film tunneling structures necessary to realize them. More »

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This is a historic project that was completed before the creation of TechPort on October 1, 2012. Available data has been included. This record may contain less data than currently active projects.