Contemporary Topics in Semiconductor Spintronics by Supriyo Bandyopadhyay

Contemporary Topics in Semiconductor Spintronics

bySupriyo Bandyopadhyay, Marc Cahay, Jean-Pierre Leburton

Kobo ebook | February 2, 2017

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The success of spintronics — the science and technology of storing, processing, sensing and communicating information using the quantum mechanical spin degree of freedom of an electron — is critically dependent on the ability to inject, detect and manipulate spins in semiconductors either by incorporating ferromagnetic materials into device architectures or by using external magnetic and electric fields. In spintronics, the controlled generation and manipulation of spin polarization in nonmagnetic semiconductors is required for the design of spin-sensitive devices ranging from spin-qubit hosts, quantum memory and gates, quantum teleporters, spin polarizers and filters, spin-field-effect-transistors, and spin-splitters, among others. One of the major challenges of spintronics is to control the creation, manipulation, and detection of spin polarized currents by purely electrical means. Another challenge is to preserve spin coherence in a device for the longest time or over the longest distance in order to produce reliable spintronic processors. These challenges remain daunting, but some progress has been made recently in overcoming some of the steepest obstacles. This book covers some of the recent advances in the field of spintronics using semiconductors.


  • Spin Manipulation in (111) Quantum Wells (A Balocchi, T Amand and X Marie)
  • Room Temperature Defect-Engineered Spin Functionalities: Concept and Optimization (Y Puttisong, I A Buyanova and W M Chen)
  • Onset of Spin Polarization and Anomalous Conductance in One-Dimensional Channels (Alfredo X Sánchez and Jean-Pierre Leburton)
  • Coherent Spin Transport in Inorganic Semiconductor Quantum Wires (Md Iftekhar Hossain, Saumil Bandyopadhyay, Jayasimha Atulasimha and Supriyo Bandyopadhyay)
  • Signatures of Spin Polarization in Four-Gate Quantum Point Contact Structures (A Jones, M Cahay, I I Yakimenko and K-F Berggren)
  • Introduction to All-Electric Spin Field-Effect Transistor (Sheng-Chin Ho)
  • Semiconductor Spintronic Devices and Circuits (Bruce W Wessels)
  • Organic Spintronics: The First Decade and Beyond (Sayani Majumdar)
  • Spintronics with Graphene and van der Waals Heterostructures (M Venkata Kamalakar, André Danker and Saroj P Dash)

Readership: Advanced undergraduate, professionals and researchers in semiconductors, nanomaterials and energy studies.
Key Features:

  • This book has an emphasis on applications which are vital to the commercial survival of any field of science and technology
  • The authors are recognized experts who are the leaders in the topics on which they write
  • They have provided a bird's eye view of the field and offered their visions of where the field is headed
Title:Contemporary Topics in Semiconductor SpintronicsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 2, 2017Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9813149833

ISBN - 13:9789813149830

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