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Spin Current

Sadamichi Maekawa, Sergio O. Valenzuela, Eiji Saitoh, and Takashi Kimura


Since the discovery of the giant magnetoresistance effect in magnetic multilayers in 1988, a new branch of physics and technology, called spin-electronics or spintronics, has emerged, where the flow of electrical charge as well as the flow of electron spin, the so-called ‘spin current’, are manipulated and controlled together. The physics of magnetism and the application of spin current have progressed in tandem with the nanofabrication technology of magnets and the engineering of interfaces and thin films. This book aims to provide an introduction and guide to the new physics and applications ... More

Keywords: magnetic multilayers, spin-electronics, spintronics, electrical charge, electron spin, spin current, physics of magnetism, magnets, nanofabrication, thin films

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199600380
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600380.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sadamichi Maekawa, editor
Director of the Advanced Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Japan

Sergio O. Valenzuela, editor
ICREA Research Professor at ICN (Institut Català de Nanotecnologia), Barcelona, Spain

Eiji Saitoh, editor
Professor at Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan

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Part I Spin current

1 Introduction

E. Saitoh

2 Incoherent spin current

K. Ando and E. Saitoh

3 Exchange spin current

E. Saitoh and K. Ando

5 Spin polarization in magnets

K. Takanashi and Y. Sakuraba

8 Spin pumping and spin transfer

A. Brataas Y. Tserkovnyak G. E. W. Bauer and P. J. Kelly

9 Spin caloritronics

G. E. W. Bauer

10 Multiferroics

N. Nagaosa

Part II Spin Hall effect

11 Introduction

S. O. Valenzuela

12 Spin Hall effect

S. Maekawa and S. Takahashi

16 Spin‐injection Hall effect

J. Wunderlich, L. P. Zârbo, J. Sinova, and T. Jungwirth

18 Spin Seebeck effect

E. Saitoh and K. Uchida

Part III Spin-transfer torque

19 Introduction

T. Kimura

End Matter