Special Issue "Spintronics"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2013
Dr. Irene D'Amico
Department of Physics, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK
Phone: +44 1904 322 215
Fax: +44 1904 322 214
Interests: spintronics; solid state quantum computation; entanglement; spin dynamics, transport and diffusion; spin Coulomb drag
Spintronics – or spin-electronics – is an emerging technology which aims to revolutionize traditional electronics by combining the well-known functionalities derived from the charge of carriers (usually electrons or “holes”) with the properties of their spin degrees of freedom. These can be exploited by engineering interactions between spins and electric or magnetic fields. Alternatively spin behaviour can be influenced by the environment offered by different materials, or by constraints due to the system geometry, or by its patterning with nano-structures.
‘Spintronics’ encompasses by now many different subfields and interlaces with spin-based quantum information. While valuable progress and discoveries have been made so far, important open questions remain, from optimizing spin injection in semiconductor device elements to improving understanding and control of spin dynamics and coherence. This special issue focuses on this mixture of prospective applications and open fundamental problems to provide exciting science and technology for many years to come.
Dr. Irene D'Amico
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- spin injection
- spin transport
- spin coherence
- spin diffusion
- spin galvanic effect
- spin Seebeck effect
- spin Coulomb drag
- spin Hall effect
- spin torque
- magnetic domain walls
- magnetic semiconductors
- topological insulators
- quantum information
- magnetic nanoparticles
- magnetic recording
- spin orbit coupling
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Type of Paper: Review
Title: Spin and charge excitations in low dimensional electron liquids
Author: Dr. Florent Perez
Affiliation: Institut des NanoSciences de Paris, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Abstract: We review 15 years of optical exploration of low energy spin and charge excitations, like plasmons, spin-plasmons, spin-waves and individual excitations, of electron gases confined in semi-conductor quantum wells and wires. The electronic Raman scattering probe has, during these years, proven its efficiency in the accurate determination of the dispersion of these excitations. These explorations aimed at improving the understanding of the Coulomb interaction between confined electrons. Recently, the introduction of test-bed spin-polarized electron gases gave an experimental access to spin-resolved Coulomb interactions. Very recently, intriguing interplay between spin-orbit and Coulomb interactions has been discovered.
Keywords: spin-plasmon, plasmon, spin-wave, electron gas, quantum wells, Coulomb interaction, spin-orbit interaction, Raman scattering
Last update: 13 June 2013