Spin Electronics by David D. AwschalomSpin Electronics by David D. Awschalom

Spin Electronics

EditorDavid D. Awschalom, Robert A. Buhrman, James M. Daughton

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This book is a comparative review of spin electronics ("spintronics") research and development activities in the United States, Japan, and Western Europe conducted by a panel of leading U.S. experts in the field. It covers materials, fabrication and characterization of magnetic nanostructures, magnetism and spin control in magnetic nanostructures, magneto-optical properties of semiconductors, and magneto electronics and devices. Spin Electronics is unique in that it combines tutorial and introductory information on the significance of spin electronics research and applications development in this rapidly developing field. It reviews profound technical and policy implications of spin-based devices for the future of semiconductor electronics, non-volatile computer memory, nanotechnology, and quantum computing and communications. For example, the report discusses the potential for spin electronics to help maintain the progress in price and performance of electronics and computers described in Moore's Law. Finally, information on funding and level of effort in the laboratories visited by the panel is provided.

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Title:Spin ElectronicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:222 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:904816513X

ISBN - 13:9789048165131

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Preface. Foreword. Table of Contents. List of Figures. Executive Summary. 1. Spin Electronics-Is It the Technology of the Future? S. von Molnár. Introduction. This Study. Spin Electronics: A Significant Field of Scientific Inquiry? Conclusions. Acknowledgements. References. 2. Materials for Semiconductor Spin Electronics; S. von Molnár. Discussion. Conclusions. References. 3. Fabrication and Characterization of Magnetic Nanostructures; M.L. Roukes. Background and Overview. Fabrication of Magnetic Nanostructures. Characterization of Magnetic Nanostructures. Near-term Perspective and Interim Conclusions. References. 4. Spin Injection, Spin Transport and Spin Transfer; R.A. Buhrman. Background and Overview. Research Activities in Japan. Research Activities in Europe. Concluding Comments. References. 5. Optoelectronic Manipulation of Spin in Semiconductors; D.D. Awschalom. Introduction. Optoelectronic Manipulation of Spin Coherence in Semiconductors and Nanostructures. Spin Transport in Heterostructures and Coherent Spintronics. Role of Disorder in Spin-based Electronics. Magnetic Doping in Semiconductor Heterostructures: Integration of Magnetics and Electronics. Optical Manipulation of Nuclear Spins. Artificial Atoms in the Solid State: Quantum Dots. Outlook and General Conclusions. References. 6. Magnetoelectronic Devices; J.M. Daughton. Overview of Issues for Magnetoelectronic Devices. Salient Features of Magnetoelectronics Research in Europe and Japan. Comparison of Japan and Europe Research with that in the United States. References. Appendices: Appendix A. Biographies of Team Members. Appendix B. Site Reports-Europe. Appendix C. Site Reports - Japan. Appendix D. Highlights of Recent U.S. Research and Development Activities. Appendix E. Glossary. Appendix F. Index of Sites.