spin transistor


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spin transistor

[′spin tran‚zis·tər]
(electronics)
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We intend to investigate a spin transistor with an optical gate, an all Heusler alloy MRAM cell, spin-transfer torque induced by the spin See-beck effect and design a prototype logic circuit.
"We used recently discovered quantum-relativistic phenomena for both spin manipulation and detection to realize and confirm all the principal phenomena of the spin transistor concept," said Hitachi's Dr.
The pursuit of fundamental spin interference effects, as well as spin transistors with unpolarized charge currents [3,5-10] has generated considerable interest to demonstrate the Aharonov-Casher effect via transport experiments in spin-orbit coupled semiconductor nanostructures [7,11].
The focus of the new facility will be on new generations of spintronic materials and devices, such as spin transistors, which could enable new types of reconfigurable logic circuits, and structures that manipulate spin currents.
This will lead to a whole new family of much faster devices, working at low power, including programmable spin transistors. It has been demonstrated that the efficiency of spin injection is strongly dependent on the structure of the interface between the layers involved, and therefore it is essential to be able to characterize the structural and electronic properties of these interfaces, and study the transport through all the layers.