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UCLA researchers capture wasted heat, use it to power devices

By May 1, 2013 No Comments

Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have taken an important step toward harnessing that heat and converting it for practical use. The advance could lead to more energy-efficient appliances and information processing devices. The UCLA research team demonstrates how to add power to a spintronics device, which uses the spin of electrons for energy rather than their charge. According to researchers, although the concept of using heat energy to move magnetic domain walls is not new, but this paper is the first demonstration of moving a domain wall through propagation of a spin wave.

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