Title: SpintronicsUnit: Storage and memory Instructor: Archana Sharma
Measurable Performance Objectives Students will understand the difference between classic and quantum mechanics Students will acquire basic understanding of quantum mechanics Students will demonstrate the knowledge of spintronics Students will be able to define qubit Students will be able to compare conventional microelectronic and spintronic devices Students will gain an insight into future technology Students will be able to design a top of the technology computer.
Opening discussionComputer Technology….. then and now Storage devices Hard drive storage capacity RAMs Speed Limiting factors
Concepts, Principles, and Facts Classic vs. quantum mechanics Introduction to quantum mechanics Spin-based electronics or spintronics Qubit Conventional microelectronic vs. spintronic devices Future technology Available commercial products.
Classic vs. quantum mechanics Macro world vs. the nano world What is quantum mechanics? Why do we need quantum mechanics? Measurements in the macro vs nano world
Quantum Mechanicsoffers explanation for Discrete energy levels The theory of wave-particle dual nature Quantum tunneling The Heisenberg uncertainty principle Spin of a particle
Spintronics Spin-based electronics Charge-based electronics vs. spin- based electronics Advantages of spin-based electronics Spintronics storage devices
Define qubit Bit vs. qubit Representation of a qubit with bra-ket notation, |o>, |1> and superposition of the two
Spintronics products Hard drives up to 1.2 petabytes
Spintronics products iPod nano Cell phones Laptop hard drives
Future Outlook High capacity hard drives Magnetic RAM chips Spin FET using quantum tunneling and…………..
Commercial products Hard drives Memory Other devices
400 GB Hard Drive External 400GB Hard Drive (USB 2.0/FireWire, 7200 RPM, 8MB) $300.00 Manufacturer: Seagate Model: ST3400801CBRK Interface: IEEE 1394 (Firewire)|USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0 Access Time: 8.5 Rotational Speed: 7200 PRODUCT INFO External 400GB Hard Drive
4GB Flash drive 4GB Compact Flash card 4GB flash drive which can even hold 8GB data with 2:1 data compression.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$At a cost of $1699.95 you can get one Apple PowerBook 12“ Six Apple iPod Mini 4GB Nine 1GB Hi-Speed USB flash drives.
Assignment A project will be assigned to design a top of the technology computer with bill of material. The students will present their system design to the class using power point presentation.
Evaluation Criteria Students will demonstrate proficiency on all measurable performance objectives at least to the 75% level. Evaluation will be based on written report and oral presentation. A rubric will be used for evaluation.