Introduction Historical Overview: From Electron Transport in Magnetic Materials to Spintronics Albert Fert Spin Transport and Magnetism in Magnetic Metallic Multilayers Basics of Nano-Thin Film Magnetism Bretislav Heinrich Micromagnetism as a Prototype for Complexity. Anthony S. Arrott Giant Magnetoresistance: Experiment Jack Bass Giant Magnetoresistance: Theory Evgeny Y. Tsymbal, D.G. Pettifor, and Sadamichi Maekawa Spin Injection, Accumulation, and Relaxation in Metals Mark Johnson Spin Torque Effects: Experiment Maxim Tsoi Spin Torque in Magnetic Systems: Theory A. Manchon and Shufeng Zhang Hot Carrier Spin Transport Ron Jansen Spin Transport and Magnetism in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions Tunneling Magnetoresistance: Experiment (Non-MgO) Patrick R. LeClair and Jagadeesh S. Moodera Tunnel Magnetoresistance in MgO-Based Magnetic Tunnel JunctionsExperiment Shinji Yuasa Tunneling Magnetoresistance: Theory Kirill D. Belashchenko and Evgeny Y. Tsymbal Spin-Filter Tunneling Tiffany S. Santos and Jagadeesh S. Moodera Spin Torques in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions. Yoshishige Suzuki and Hitoshi Kubota Multiferroic Tunnel Junctions Manuel Bibes and Agnes Barthelemy Spin Transport and Magnetism in Semiconductors Spin Relaxation and Spin Dynamics in Semiconductors Jaroslav Fabian and M.W. Wu Electrical Spin Injection and Transport in Semiconductors Berend T. Jonker Spin-Polarized Ballistic Hot-Electron Injection and Detection in Hybrid Metal Semiconductor Devices Ian Appelbaum Magnetic Semiconductors: IIIV Semiconductors Carsten Timm Magnetism of Dilute Oxides J.M.D. Coey Tunneling Magnetoresistance and Spin Transfer with (Ga,Mn)As H. Jaffres and Jean Marie George Spin Transport in Organic Semiconductors Valentin Dediu, Luis E. Hueso, and Ilaria Bergenti Spin Transport in Ferromagnet/IIIV Semiconductor Heterostructures Paul A. Crowell and Scott A. Crooker Spin Polarization by Current Sergey D. Ganichev, Maxim Trushin, and John Schliemann Anomalous and Spin-Injection Hall Effects Jairo Sinova, Jorg Wunderlich, and Tomas Jungwirth Spin Transport and Magnetism at the Nanoscale Spin-Polarized Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Matthias Bode Point Contact Andreev Ref lection Spectroscopy Boris E. Nadgorny Ballistic Spin Transport. Bernard Doudin and N.T. Kemp Graphene Spintronics Csaba Jozsa and Bart J. van Wees Magnetism and Transport in Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor Quantum Dots Joaquin Fernandez Rossier and R. Aguado Spin Transport in Hybrid Nanostructures Saburo Takahashi and Sadamichi Maekawa Nonlocal Spin Valves in Metallic Nanostructures Yoshichika Otani and Takashi Kimura Molecular Spintronics Stefano Sanvito Applications Magnetoresistive Sensors Based on Magnetic Tunneling Junctions Gang Xiao Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory. Johan Akerman Emerging Spintronics Memories. Stuart Parkin, Masamitsu Hayashi, Luc Thomas, Xin Jiang, Rai Moriya, and William Gallagher GMR Spin-Valve Biosensors Drew A. Hall, Richard S. Gaster, and Shan X. Wang Semiconductor Spin-Lasers Rafal Oszwaldowski, Christian Gothgen, Jeongsu Lee, and Igor Zutic Spin Logic Devices Hanan Dery
Evgeny Y. Tsymbal is a Charles Bessey Professor of Physics and the director of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln (UNL). Dr. Tsymbal is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK), and a recipient of UNL's Outstanding Research and Creativity Award. His research in computational materials science focuses on the understanding of fundamental properties of advanced ferromagnetic and ferroelectric nanostructures and materials relevant to nanoelectronics and spintronics. Igor Zutic is an associate professor of physics at the University at Buffalo (State University of New York). Dr. Zutic has been a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the National Research Council/American Society for Engineering Education Postdoctoral Research Award, and the National Research Council Fellowship. His research encompasses spin transport, magnetism, spintronics, and superconductivity.
This handbook is a timely, up-to-date review of the intricate relationship between both carrier and spin transport and magnetism in semiconductors and metals. The chapters are written by leading experts and will undoubtedly serve as a valuable reference for all workers in the field of spintronics. --Professor Stephan von Molnar, Florida State University [It] provides a wide perspective on spin-polarized electron transport in the bulk of solids, at interfaces, and in microstructures ! a highly useful source for researchers, engineers, and students working in this fascinating and technologically important field. --Emmanuel Rashba, Harvard University