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.
- Presents the most comprehensive reference text for the overlapping fields of spintronics (spin transport) and
- Covers the full spectrum of materials and structures, from silicon and organic semiconductors to carbon nanotubes, graphene, and engineered nanostructures.
- Extends coverage of two-dimensional materials beyond graphene, including molybdenum disulfide and study of their spin relaxation mechanisms
- Includes new dedicated chapters on cutting-edge topics such as spin-orbit torques, topological insulators, half metals, complex oxide materials and skyrmions.
- Discusses important emerging areas of spintronics with superconductors, spin-wave spintronics, benchmarking of spintronics devices, and theory and experimental approaches to molecular spintronics.
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 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).
Igor Žutić received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at the University of Minnesota. His work 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. He 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.
Table of Contents
Volume 3. Nanoscale Spintronics and Applications
Section VI. Spin Transport and Magnetism at the Nanoscale
1. Spin-Polarized Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
2. Point Contact Andreev Reflection Spectroscopy
Boris E. Nadgorny
3. Ballistic Spin Transport
Bernard Doudin and N. T. Kemp
4. Graphene Spintronics
Csaba Józsa and Bart J. van Wees
5. Spintronics in 2D Materials
Wei Han and Ronald Kawakami
6. Magnetism and Transport in Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor Quantum Dots
Joaquín Fernández Rossier and R. Aguado
7. Spin Transport in Hybrid Nanostructures
Saburo Takahashi and Sadamichi Maekawa
8. Spin Caloritronics
Rafael Ramos and Eiji Saitoh
9. Nonlocal Spin Valves in Metallic Nanostructures
Yoshichika Otani, Takashi Kimura, Yasuhiro Niimi, and Hiroshi Idzuchi
10. Magnetic Skyrmions on Discrete Lattices
Elena Y. Vedmedenko and Ronald Wiesendanger
11. Molecular Spintronics
Section VII. Applications
12. Magnetoresistive Sensors based on Magnetic Tunneling Junctions
13. Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM)
14. Emerging Spintronic Memories
Stuart Parkin, Masamitsu Hayashi, Luc Thomas, Xin Jiang, Rai Moriya, and William Gallagher
15. GMR Spin-Valve Biosensors
Jung-Rok Lee, Richard S. Gaster, Drew A. Hall, and Shan X. Wang
16. Semiconductor Spin-Lasers
Igor Žutić, Jeongsu Lee, Christian Gøthgen, Paulo E. Faria Junior, Gaofeng Xu, Guilherme M. Sipahi, and Nils C. Gerhardt
17. Spin Transport and Magnetism in Electronic Systems
18. Spin Wave Logic Devices
Alexander Khitun and llya Krivorotov
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 Outstanding Research and Creativity Award (ORCA).
Igor Žutić is a Professor of Physics at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York. His work spans topics from high-temperature superconductors, Majorana fermions, unconventional magnetism, proximity effects, and two-dimensional materials, to prediction of various spin-based devices that are not limited to the concept of magnetoresistance used in commercial application for magnetically stored information. Such devices, including spin photodiodes, spin solar cells, spin transistors, and spin lasers (front cover illustration) have already been experimentally demonstrated. Igor Žutic´ is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a recipient of 2006 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and 2019 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.