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Handbook of Spin Transport and Magnetism

Edited by: Evgeny Y. Tsymbal , Igor Žutić

Print publication date:  August  2011
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781439803776
eBook ISBN: 9781439803783
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b11086
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In the past several decades, the research on spin transport and magnetism has led to remarkable scientific and technological breakthroughs, including Albert Fert and Peter Grünberg?s Nobel Prize-winning discovery of giant magnetoresistance (GMR) in magnetic metallic multilayers. Handbook of Spin Transport and Magnetism provides a comprehensive, balanced account of the state of the art in the field known as spin electronics or spintronics. It reveals how key phenomena first discovered in one class of materials, such as spin injection in metals, have been revisited decades later in other materials systems, including silicon, organic semiconductors, carbon nanotubes, graphene, and carefully engineered nanostructures.

The first section of the book offers a historical and personal perspective of the field written by Nobel Prize laureate Albert Fert. The second section addresses physical phenomena, such as GMR, in hybrid structures of ferromagnetic and normal metals. The third section discusses recent developments in spin-dependent tunneling, including magnetic tunnel junctions with ferroelectric barriers. In the fourth section, the contributors look at how to control spin and magnetism in semiconductors. In the fifth section, they examine phenomena typically found in nanostructures made from metals, superconductors, molecular magnets, carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, and graphene. The final section covers novel spin-based applications, including advanced magnetic sensors, nonvolatile magnetoresistive random access memory, and semiconductor spin-lasers.

The techniques and materials of spintronics have rapidly evolved in recent years, leading to vast improvements in hard drive storage and magnetic sensing. With extensive cross-references between chapters, this seminal handbook provides a complete guide to spin transport and magnetism across various classes of materials and structures.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  Historical Overview: From Electron Transport in Magnetic Materials to Spintronics Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Basics of Nano-Thin Film Magnetism Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Micromagnetism as a Prototype for Complexity Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Giant Magnetoresistance: Experiment Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Giant Magnetoresistance: Theory Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Spin Injection, Accumulation, and Relaxation in Metals Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Spin Torque Effects in Magnetic Systems: Experiment Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Spin Torque Effects in Magnetic Systems: Theory Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Hot Carrier Spin Transport in Ferromagnetic Metals Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Tunneling Magnetoresistance: Experiment (Non-MgO Magnetic Tunnel Junctions) Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Tunneling Magnetoresistance: Experiment (MgO Magnetic Tunnel Junctions) Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Tunneling Magnetoresistance: Theory Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Spin-Filter Tunneling Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Spin Torques in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Multiferroic Tunnel Junctions Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Spin Relaxation and Spin Dynamics in Semiconductors Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Electrical Spin Injection and Transport in Semiconductors Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Spin-Polarized Ballistic Hot-Electron Injection and Detection in Hybrid Metal–Semiconductor Devices Download PDF
Chapter  19:  III–V Magnetic Semiconductors Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Magnetism of Dilute Oxides Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Tunneling Magnetoresistance and Spin Transfer with (Ga,Mn)As Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Spin Transport in Organic Semiconductors Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Spin Transport in Ferromagnet/III–V Semiconductor Heterostructures Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Spin Polarization by Current Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Anomalous and Spin-Injection Hall Effects Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Spin-Polarized Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Point Contact Andreev Reflection Spectroscopy Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Ballistic Spin Transport Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Graphene Spintronics Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Magnetism and Transport in Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor Quantum Dots Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Spin Transport in Hybrid Nanostructures Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Nonlocal Spin Valves in Metallic Nanostructures Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Molecular Spintronics Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Magnetoresistive Sensors Based on Magnetic Tunneling Junctions Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Emerging Spintronic Memories Download PDF
Chapter  37:  GMR Spin-Valve Biosensors Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Semiconductor Spin-Lasers Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Spin Logic Devices Download PDF
prelims Download PDF
Plates Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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