SMART (Spintronic Materials for Advanced InfoRmation Technologies) is a world-leading research center that brings together experts from across the nation to develop technologies for spin-based computing and memory systems.
The central goal of SMART is to investigate ground-breaking technologies that will enable computer systems that operate using the spin of an electron, as opposed to its charge, the basis of today’s computers.
Spin-based logic and memory systems have the potential to overcome many of the limitations of conventional charge-based computer systems, which are reaching their fundamental limits. Therefore, spin-based computers have the potential to be faster, smaller and more energy-efficient.
The center is divided into three core themes that address the numerous technological challenges involved in realizing such a revolutionary technology, and that range from basic materials and devices to systems and architectures. You can view all of the SMART Center themes on our Research Themes page