Concepts In Spin Electronics

Hardcover | January 26, 2006

EditorSadamichi Maekawa

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Nowadays information technology is based on semiconductor and ferromagnetic materials. Information processing and computation are based on electron charge in semiconductor transistors and integrated circuits, and information is stored on magnetic high-density hard disks based on the physics ofthe electron spins. Recently, a new branch of physics and nanotechnology, called magneto-electronics, spintronics, or spin electronics, has emerged, which aims at simultaneously exploiting both the charge and the spin of electrons in the same device. A broader goal is to develop new functionalitythat does not exist separately in a ferromagnet or a semiconductor. The aim of this book is to present new directions in the development of spin electronics in both the basic physics and the technology which will become the foundation of future electronics.

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Nowadays information technology is based on semiconductor and ferromagnetic materials. Information processing and computation are based on electron charge in semiconductor transistors and integrated circuits, and information is stored on magnetic high-density hard disks based on the physics ofthe electron spins. Recently, a new branch ...

Professor Sadamichi Maekawa Institute for Materials Research Tohoku University Katahira 2-1-1, Aobaku Sendai 980-8577, Japan 2005-present: Honda Professor, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University 1997-present: Professor, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University 1988-1997: Professor, Department of Applied ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.11 inPublished:January 26, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. H. Munekata: Optical Phenomena in Magnetic Semiconductors2. I. Zutic and J. Fabian: Bipolar Spintronics3. S. Tarucha, M. Stopa, S. Sasaki and K. Ono: Probing and Manipulating Spin Effects in Quantum Dots4. J. Martinek and J. Barnas: Spin-Dependent Transport in Single-Electron Devices5. D. Ralph and R. Buhrman: Spin-Transfer Torques and Nanomagnets6. X. Jiang and S.Parkin: Tunnel Spin Injectors7. S. Barnes and S Maekawa: Theory of Spin-Transfer Torque and Domain Wall Motion in Magnetic Nanostructures8. S. Takahashi, H. Imamura and S. Maekawa: Spin Injection and Spin Transport in Hybrid Nanostructures9. S. Takahashi, H. Imamura and S. Maekawa: Andreev Reflection at Ferromagnet/Superconductor Interfaces

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`Maekawa is a leading theorist in metal spin electronics. He has an excellent vision for this book.'L. J. Sham, University of California at San Diego