Despite their potential to revolutionize the IT industry, only a few book exists covering the hot field of second-generation spintronic devices. Spintronic Materials and Technology discusses a detail exposition of the most recent technological spintronic development.
As implied by the name, spintronic phenomena manipulates not only the electrical charge of electrons, but also their electrons' spin within electronic circuits. The spintronic devices benefit from combining the extra degree of freedom offered by magnetic materials and the versatility of active semiconductor devices. It allows devices to be nonvolatile, versatile, fast and capable of simultaneous data storage and processing, while consuming less energy. They are increasingly popular in high density data storage, microelectronics, magnetic sensors, quantum computing, biomedical applications, and much more.
Written by active researchers and leading experts in the field, the book provides an excellent background, introduction, latest research results, and an extensive list of references in each chapter. The discussion is presented in a textbook style to satisfy the needs of graduate students and young researcher, who have little knowledge of this growing area. Compounding materials in one book allows challenges and progress toward the ultimate goal of spin-controlled devices to be seen in context. The individual chapters are designed to be self-contained to aid the scientists exploring one particular area. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of spintronics research and development, the book consists of a broad range of topics in material science, physics, device fabrication, characterization, and operation.