13 Aug Researchers use IBM computers to deliver new scientific breakthroughs
In a recent release, a major technology firm stated that it had taken a major step when it came to extending an electron's lifetime, using sophisticated computer programs.
Officials from IBM Research and the Solid State Physics Laboratory at ETH Zurich were recently able to synchronize electrons and increase an electron's lifespan 30-fold. The results of the study were published in the peer-reviewed Nature Psychics and could provide the scientific community with a better understanding of the small particles movements.
Dr. Gian Salis of the Physics of Nanoscale Systems research group at IBM Research compared the new findings to watching dancers in action.
"We can now lock the rotation speed of the dancers to the direction they move," she said "This results in a perfect choreography where all the women in a certain area face the same direction. This control and ability to manipulate and observe the spin is an important step in the development of spin-based transistors that are electrically programmable."
IBM has been making news recently with product releases. Earlier this month, the firm introduced IBM Security Network Protection XGS 5000, which will be able to run as many as eight networks.