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Concepts in Spin Electronics

Sadamichi Maekawa

Abstract

Nowadays, information technology is based on semiconductor and ferromagnetic materials. Information processing and computation are performed using electron charge in semiconductor transistors and integrated circuits, and the information is stored by electron spins on magnetic high-density hard disks. Recently, a new branch of physics and nanotechnology, called magneto-electronics, spintronics, or spin electronics, has emerged, which aims to exploit both the charge and the spin of electrons in the same device. A broader goal is to develop new functionality that does not exist separately in a fe ... More

Keywords: magnetic semiconductor, spin injection, quantum dot, quantum computing, spin manipulation, spin transfer torque, domain wall motion, spin current, spin Hall effect, Andreev reflection

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198568216
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568216.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sadamichi Maekawa, editor
Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan

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