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New moves of the spintronics tango

The ability of spintronics to re-energize itself in directions that germinate new subfields has made it one of the most fertile grounds for basic research aimed at future applications. A brief overview of the connections between five emerging subfields suggests exciting things to come.

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Figure 1: Operating principles in spintronic devices.
Figure 2: Future trends.

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J.S. is supported by grants ONR-000141110780, NSF-MRSEC DMR-0820414, and NSF-DMR-1105512. I.Z. is supported by grants ONR-0000140610123, AFOSR-DCT-FA9550-09-1-0493, NSF-ECCS-1102092, and DOE-BES DE-SC0004890.

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Sinova, J., Žutić, I. New moves of the spintronics tango. Nature Mater 11, 368–371 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat3304

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