Spintronics

Spintronics is the use of a fundamental property of particles known as spin for information processing. In many ways, spintronics is analogous to electronics, which instead uses the electrical charge on an electron. Carrying information in both the charge and spin of an electron potentially offers devices with a greater diversity of functionality.

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    Spin current carrying angular momentum enables intriguing phenomena and many fascinating applications. Here the authors demonstrate that thermally driven spin Seebeck current can give rise to the mechanical torque when transmitting through a Y3Fe5O12 micro cantilever.

    • Kazuya Harii
    • , Yong-Jun Seo
    • , Yasumasa Tsutsumi
    • , Hiroyuki Chudo
    • , Koichi Oyanagi
    • , Mamoru Matsuo
    • , Yuki Shiomi
    • , Takahito Ono
    • , Sadamichi Maekawa
    •  & Eiji Saitoh
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    Spin orbit torque enables an innovative method of manipulating the magnetization of ferromagnets by current injection. Here, Jiang et al. demonstrate efficient full spin–orbit torque switching with an activation current density of 3.4 × 105 A cm−2 in a single layer ferromagnetic semiconductor GaMnAs.

    • Miao Jiang
    • , Hirokatsu Asahara
    • , Shoichi Sato
    • , Toshiki Kanaki
    • , Hiroki Yamasaki
    • , Shinobu Ohya
    •  & Masaaki Tanaka
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    Exploration of the atomic spin interactions promises next generation information technologies. Here the authors show the observation and understanding of the Dzyaloshinskii−Moriya and symmetric anisotropic exchange interactions controlled spin dynamics and stability in Fe cluster-adatom complexes on Pt surfaces.

    • Jan Hermenau
    • , Sascha Brinker
    • , Marco Marciani
    • , Manuel Steinbrecher
    • , Manuel dos Santos Dias
    • , Roland Wiesendanger
    • , Samir Lounis
    •  & Jens Wiebe
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    Exploration of magnon Bose–Einstein condensate (BEC) may enable intriguing applications in magnonic devices. Here the authors show experimentally the condensed magnons forming compact humps of BEC density can propagate many hundreds of micrometers in the form of Bogoliubov waves.

    • Dmytro A. Bozhko
    • , Alexander J. E. Kreil
    • , Halyna Yu. Musiienko-Shmarova
    • , Alexander A. Serga
    • , Anna Pomyalov
    • , Victor S. L’vov
    •  & Burkard Hillebrands
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    The long spin lifetimes observed in polymeric semiconductors hold promise for potential applications. A careful study untangles the main mechanism behind them.

    • Sam Schott
    • , Uday Chopra
    • , Vincent Lemaur
    • , Anton Melnyk
    • , Yoan Olivier
    • , Riccardo Di Pietro
    • , Igor Romanov
    • , Remington L. Carey
    • , Xuechen Jiao
    • , Cameron Jellett
    • , Mark Little
    • , Adam Marks
    • , Christopher R. McNeill
    • , Iain McCulloch
    • , Erik R. McNellis
    • , Denis Andrienko
    • , David Beljonne
    • , Jairo Sinova
    •  & Henning Sirringhaus

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