Welcome to the Nanomagnet Logic Research Group at the University of Notre Dame

As we are approaching the scaling limit of CMOS technology, it is imperative to study other alternative technologies in order to sustain the amazing growth of information processing capability demonstrated by CMOS systems in the past several decades.  Our project focuses on one such alternative technology, i.e., using lithographically-defined nanomagnets to represent, move, and process information.  Magnetic logic devices retain state without power, dissipate little energy when switching, and are radiation-hard.  Researchers at Notre Dame pioneered magnetic implementations of the Quantum-dot Cellular Automata (QCA) scheme, a novel transistor-less approach to computing, based on direct physical interactions between neighboring nano-elements.  The goal of our group is to pave the road for building large nanomagnet logic (NML) systems.

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