Spintronics Handbook, Second Edition: Spin Transport and Magnetism: Volume One: Metallic Spintronics, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Spintronics Handbook, Second Edition: Spin Transport and Magnetism

Volume One: Metallic Spintronics, 2nd Edition

Edited by Evgeny Y. Tsymbal, Igor Žutić

CRC Press

717 pages | 285 B/W Illus.

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Spintronics Handbook, Second Edition offers an update on the single most comprehensive survey of the two intertwined fields of spintronics and magnetism, covering the diverse array of materials and structures, including silicon, organic semiconductors, carbon nanotubes, graphene, and engineered nanostructures. It focuses on seminal pioneering work, together with the latest in cutting-edge advances, notably extended discussion of two-dimensional materials beyond graphene, topological insulators, skyrmions, and molecular spintronics. The main sections cover physical phenomena, spin-dependent tunneling, control of spin and magnetism in semiconductors, and spin-based applications.

Table of Contents

Volume 1. Metallic Spintronics

Section I. Introduction

1. Historical Overview: From Electron Transport in Magnetic Materials to Spintronics

Albert Fert

Section II. Magnetic Metallic Multilayers

2. Basics of Nano-thin Film Magnetism

Bretislav Heinrich, Paul Omelchenko, and Erol Girt

3. Micromagnetism as a Prototype for Complexity

Anthony S. Arrott

4. Giant Magnetoresistance

Jack Bass

5. Spin Injection, Accumulation and Relaxation in Metals

Mark Johnson

6. Magnon Spintronics: Fundamentals of Magnon-based Computing

Andrii V. Chumak

7. Spin Torque Effects in Magnetic Systems: Experiment

Maxim Tsoi

8. Spin Torque in Magnetic Systems: Theory

A. Manchon and S. Zhang

9. Spin-Orbit Torques: Experiments and Theory

Aurélien Manchon and Hyunsoo Yang

10. All-Optical Switching of Magnetization: From Fundamentals to Nanoscale Recording

Andrei Kirilyuk, Alexey V. Kimel, and Theo Rasing

Section III. Magnetic Tunnel Junctions

11. Tunneling Magnetoresistance: Experiment (Non-MgO)

Patrick R. LeClair and Jagadeesh S. Moodera

12. Tunnel Magnetoresistance in MgO-based Magnetic Tunnel Junctions: Experiment

Shinji Yuasa

13. Tunneling Magnetoresistance: Theory

Kirill D. Belashchenko andEvgeny Y. Tsymbal

14. Spin Filter Tunneling

Tiffany S. Santos and Jagadeesh S. Moodera

15. Spin-Injection Torque in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions

Yoshishige Suzuki and Hitoshi Kubota

16. Phase-sensitive Interface and Proximity Effects in Superconducting Spintronics

Matthias Eschrig

17. Multiferroic Tunnel Junctions

Manuel Bibes and Agnès Barthélémy

About the Editors

Evgeny Tsymbal is a George Holmes University Distinguished Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Director of the UNL’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), and Director of the multi-institutional Center for NanoFerroic Devices (CNFD). Evgeny Tsymbal’s research is focused on computational materials science aiming at the understanding of fundamental properties of advanced ferromagnetic and ferroelectric nanostructures and materials relevant to nanoelectronics and spintronics. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a fellow of the Institute of Physics, UK, and a recipient of the UNL’s College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Research and Creativity Award (ORCA).

Igor Žutic received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at the University of Minnesota, after undergraduate studies at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. He was a postdoc at the University of Maryland and the Naval Research Lab. He proposed and chaired Spintronics 2001: International Conference on Novel Aspects of Spin-Polarized Transport and Spin Dynamics, at Washington DC. Work with his collaborators spans a range of topics from high-temperature superconductors and ferromagnetism that can get stronger as the temperature is increased, to prediction of various spin-based devices (some of which were experimentally demonstrated). Igor Žutic is a recipient of 2006 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2005 National Research Council/American Society for Engineering Education Postdoctoral Research Award, and the National Research Council Fellowship (2003-2005). His research is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the Department of Energy, and the Airforce Office of Scientific Research.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Physics
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics