Recent advances in generating, manipulating and detecting spin-polarized electrons promise entirely new classes of spin-based sensor, memory and logical devices, generally referred to as the field of spintronics.
These advances are based on recent fundamental discoveries involving spin-polarized current in novel nano-materials, including giant tunnelling magnetoresistance, the spin Hall effect and the excitation of magnetization via the transfer of spin angular momentum from spin-polarized current.
The papers in this volume are based on a Discussion Meeting held at the Royal Society, London on 28 and 29 September 2009 and aim to provide an overview of the major advances in the field.
One contribution of 10 to a Discussion Meeting Issue ‘The spin on electronics’.
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