Special Issue "Recent Advances in Novel Materials for Future Spintronics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: spintronic and topological materials
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Interests: theoretical studies of hadronic and nuclear structures; first-principles studies of solid materials and clusters
Interests: materials sciences and computational physics using ab initio methods; DFT calculations of the physical properties of crystalline solids - insulators, metals, semiconductors or half metallic; optoelectronic properties; structural phase transformations; mechanical; thermodynamics and thermoelectric properties; strong-correlated systems; the effect of pressure and temperature on the physical properties of materials
As we all know, electrons carry both charge and spin. The processing of information in conventional electronic devices is based only on the charge of electrons. Spin electronics, or spintronics, uses the spin of electrons, as well as their charge, to process information. Metals, semiconductors and insulators are the basic materials that constitute the components of electronic devices, and these have been transforming all aspects of society for over a century. In contrast, magnetic metals, half-metals (including zero-gap half-metals), magnetic semiconductors (including spin-gapless semiconductors), dilute magnetic semiconductors and magnetic insulators are the materials that will form the basis for spintronic devices.
This Special Issue aims to collect a range papers on novel materials which have intriguing physical properties and numerous potential practical applications in spintronics. With immense pleasure, we invite you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue; original research papers and reviews are welcome.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Electrical, optical, magnetic, and thermal properties of new spintronic materials.
- Experimental techniques for characterization of spintronic materials and materials properties.
- Physics, chemistry and theory of the solid state.
- Interfaces in the solid state.
- Topological insulators and topological semimetals.
- Recent advance in Solid State and Materials Science.
Dr. Xiaotian Wang
Prof. Dr. Hong Chen
Prof. Dr. Rabah Khenata
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