Spin Electronics

  • Michael Ziese
  • Martin J. Thornton

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 569)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Introduction

    1. J. F. Gregg
      Pages 3-31
  3. Basic Concepts

    1. B. J. Hickey, G. J. Morgan, M. A. Howson
      Pages 52-70
    2. F. Guinea, M. J. Calderón, L. Brey
      Pages 159-171
    3. H. J. Jenniches
      Pages 172-198
    4. D. I. Pugh
      Pages 199-203
    5. R. Skomski
      Pages 204-231
  4. Materials, Techniques and Devices

    1. J. M. D. Coey
      Pages 277-297
    2. E. Steinbeiss
      Pages 298-315
    3. A. K. Petford-Long
      Pages 316-331
    4. K. Ounadjela, I. L. Prejbeanu, L. D. Buda, U. Ebels, M. Hehn
      Pages 332-378
    5. C. Fermon
      Pages 379-395
    6. M. Ziese
      Pages 396-415
    7. J. F. Gregg, M. J. Thornton
      Pages 416-463
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 489-493

About this book


For 50 years conventional electronics has ignored the electron spin. The manipulation and utilisation of the electron spin heralds an exciting and rapidly changing era in electronics, combining the disciplines of magnetism and traditional electronics. The first generation of "spintronic" devices (such as read heads based on giant magnetoresistance or non-volatile magnetic random access memories) have already gained dominant positions in the market place. This volume, the first of its kind on spin electronics, describes all the essential topics for new researchers entering the field. It covers magnetism and semiconductor basics, micromagnetism, experimental techniques, material science, device fabrication and new developments in spin-dependent processes. At the end of most chapters are a number of exercises and worked problems to aid the reader in understanding this fascinating new field.


Magnetotransport Spin electronics Thin films fabrication deposition electronic structure electronics magnetism oxides semiconductor spintronics thin films tunneling

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Ziese
    • 1
  • Martin J. Thornton
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept.of Superconductivity and MagnetismUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Clarendon LaboratoryOxford UniversityOxfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-41804-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45258-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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