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A "Dirt Cheap" Magnetic Field Sensor From "Plastic Paint"

June 12, 2012

image of a spintronic magnetic field sensor University of Utah physicists developed an inexpensive, highly accurate magnetic field sensor for scientific and possibly consumer uses based on a "spintronic" organic thin-film semiconductor that basically is "plastic paint." Full Story

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