Spin Wave Functions (SPWF)

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In this project, we propose an approach called Spin Wave Functions (SPWFs) where computation is through wave superposition for practical and compact implementation of ultra-low power, high fan-in complex computational units. Electron spin is the state variable and communication among processing elements is accomplished via collective excitation of spins (also called as spin wave). No charge transport for communication and computation implies orders of magnitude lower power than conventional approaches such as CMOS. Key driver applications include those with a high degree of parallelism (e.g., single instruction multiple data (SIMD) applications), RSA and cryptography.