Modern tech envious of past artist's creations
Subject: General Tech | August 9, 2006 - 08:31 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Quantum computing promises it will be the next big thing in the computer world. There are still many obstacles between the concept of one, and actually creating a useful quantum logic gate or processor, but another step has been taken. CNET reports on an green paint created in Sweden, circa 1870, that may be a huge step forward in figuring out quantum computing, and spintronics.
"An obscure and unpopular artists' pigment invented in 18th century Sweden may be the key to a new
generation of 21st century electronics.
The pigment, cobalt green, a semitransparent compound made by heating a mixture of zinc oxide and
cobalt, has been found to have magnetic qualities that may make it suitable for a whole new family of
hitherto impracticable "spintronic" devices based on the inherent magnetic nature of electrons, the
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