Researchers from the SUTD-MIT International Design Center at Singapore University of Technology and Design have demonstrated a concrete working design of valleytronic-based logic gate capable of performing all 16 types of boolean logic operators. This logic gate can also perform logically-reversible computing - useful in many applications ranging from cryptography to signal processing and quantum computing.

To achieve this logic gate, the researchers used a 2D-material (Phosphorene) in combination with a topological Weyl/Dirac semi-metal thin films. The valleytronics gate encodes extra bits of information in the valley polarization of the computational output to preserve logical-reversibility.