Spintronic storage media - who is the author?


    I have always been interested in news in the world of technology, in particular, information technology. A few days ago, on August 10, I read on the page of the LPIinteresting information about spintronic structures that allow you to create the latest non-volatile magnetoresistive storage media. The essence of the method is the use of not only an electron charge, but also the electron spin, which, as you know, can be controlled by means of a magnetic field. As a result of the creation of the latest nanostructures “ferromagnet – insulator – ferromagnet” based on FeSix, MgO and FeOy, real media can also be realized that operate on this principle. In general, the matter is necessary, new media are needed as never before. But another thing is also interesting - today I found a publication (about the same time as the Russian one) on the pages of the Ohio State University website, where word for word is repeated what has already been read by me on the LPI website. The point is not in the idea itself, but in the fact that the scientists of both the first and second organizations created similar models of the spintronic system.

    In general, there is usually nothing strange in the fact that scientific organizations working in approximately the same field make similar discoveries. But there are somehow a lot of coincidences here. Not only do scientists explain their discoveries about spintronic nanotechnologies with almost identical words, both publications appeared in early August (of course, both universities are located in different time zones, so the publication time is different).

    It is interesting that such “American” surnames and names as Arthur Epstein and Vladimir Prigogine are found at Ohio State University. Not a word, not a half-word about the fact that the universities of the Russian Federation and the USA collaborated on this issue, no - but at first one would think that these two teams of science partners decided to publish their work in separate journals, so that all this it was noticed more quickly by the scientific world. But, as you can see, it’s kind of like two independent teams of scientists who published the results of identical studies on the same day.

    Generally speaking, at first I wanted to publish an overview of this interesting technology on Habré, after reading the original source in Russian. I began to rummage through English-language sources, and here is what happened as a result - we find it seems like the same thing, published by completely different people.

    An interesting case, what do you think? Perhaps someone from the Habra residents is aware of the events and can explain how what happened, what happened? Or it’s worth fighting with copy-paste not only on the habr, but also in serious scientific publications (although, there, there is also a lot of copy-paste, especially in the humanitarian fields). Or is this generally a normal case, and nothing strange is happening ...

    I would very much like to know who the author really is, who holds the primacy in this discovery? It is somehow not very believed that such highly specialized studies in almost identical conditions give identical results in two different teams, which, apparently, work independently of each other. In any case, an interesting situation, even if it is a coincidence. If, nevertheless, these are really two independent teams, we see how the same initial data lead to identical results.

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