Spintronics (short for spin electronics, or spin transportelectronics) exploits both the intrinsic spin of the electron andits associated magnetic moment, in addition to its fundamentalelectronic charge, in solid-state devices. Controlling the spin ofelectrons within a device can produce surprising and substantialchanges in its properties.Drawing from many cutting edge fields, including physics, materialsscience, and electronics device technology, spintronics hasprovided the key concepts for many next generation informationprocessing and transmitting technologies. This book discusses allaspects of spintronics from basic science to applications andcovers:• magnetic semiconductors• topological insulators• spin current science• spin caloritronics• ultrafast magnetization reversal• magneto-resistance effects and devices• spin transistors• quantum information devices
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Spintronicsfor researchers and students in academia and industry.
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About the Author
Katsuaki Sato is Professor Emeritus at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan and a Program Officer of the PRESTO Project "Next-Generation Innovative Devices", Japan Science and Technology Agency. After graduating from Kyoto University in 1964, he was affiliated with the Broadcasting Science Research Laboratories of NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) until 1984. He received his degree of Dr. Eng., from Kyoto University in 1978, then got a professorship position at TUAT in 1984. He assumed Vice President of TUAT in 2005, and retired in 2007. His main research topics are applied solid state physics including magneto-optics, magnetic semiconductors, ternary and multinary semiconductors and superconducting devices. He is a Fellow of the Japan Society of Applied Physics.
Eiji Saitoh is a Professor at the Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan. He received his PhD degree from Tokyo University. He was an Assistant Professor and a Lecturer at Keio University. He has been awarded the Sir Martin Wood Prize in 2008, IUPAP Young Scientist Award in 2009, and Japan Academy Medal in 2011. His main research topics are experimental solid state physics including spintronics, electronic properties in strongly correlated electron systems and nanoscale magnetism.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors
Chapter 1: Fundamentals of magnetoresistance effectsK. Takanashi
Chapter 2: Spintronics Materials with High Spin PolarizationY.K. Takahashi and K. Hono
Chapter 3: Spin currentEijih Saitoh
Chapter 4: Spin Hall effect and inverse spin Hall effectShuichi Murakami
Chapter 5: Spin torque (domain wall drive, magnetization reversal)Akinobu Yamaguchi
Chapter 6: Spin PumpingMatthias Althammer, Mathias Weiler, Hans Huebl, and Sebastian T.B.Goennenwein
Chapter 7: Spin Seebeck effectJiang Xiao
Chapter8: Spin conversion at magnetic interfacesTomoyasu Taniyama
Chapter 9: Carbon-based SpintronicsMasashi Shiraishi
Chapter 10: Silicon spintronics for next-generation devicesKohei Hamaya
Chapter 11: Electric-field control of magnetism in ferromagnetic semiconductorsTomoteru Fukumura
Chapter 12: Quantum information processing using nitrogen-vacancy centres in diamondNorikazu Mizuochi
Chapter 13: Ultrafast light-induced spin reversal in amorphous rare earth-transition metal alloy filmsArata Sukamoto