Investigation of Defects and Errors in Nanomagnetic Logic Circuits

  • Authors:
    David Carlton (UC/Berkeley), Brian Lambson (UC/Berkeley), Andreas Scholl (UC/Berkeley), Anthony Young (UC/Berkeley), Paul Ashby (UC/Berkeley), Scott Dhuey (UC/Berkeley), Jeffrey Bokor (UC/Berkeley)
    Publication ID:
    P065434
    Publication Type:
    Paper
    Received Date:
    29-Nov-2012
    Last Edit Date:
    11-Dec-2012
    Research:
    1462.005 (University of California/Los Angeles)

Abstract

Nanomagnetic logic circuits have recently gained interest as a possible post CMOS ultralow-power computing platform. In these circuits, single-domain nanomagnets communicate and perform logical computations through nearest neighbor dipole interactions.The state variable ismagnetization direction and computations can take place without passing an electric current. Both experiment and theory have shown, however, that errors in circuit operation can sometimes occur. In this paper, the researchers investigate the reasons for this, develop a simple model to explain imperfections in 1-D chains of nanomagnets, and show that it agrees with experiment. Finally, they discuss possible improvements in nanomagnet design suggested by the model to improve error rates.

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