Room Temperature Silicon Spin-Based Transistors

  • M. Cahay
  • S. Bandyopadhyay
Part of the Nanostructure Science and Technology book series (NST)


In this review article, we provide a brief overview of current research in the field of silicon spin-based transistors operating at room temperature. This field has branched into two distinct efforts: the first aimed at developing new types of silicon transistors where spin transport, in conjunction with charge transport, is utilized to realize or augment device operation, and the second focused on improving the performance and functionality of complementary metal oxide silicon devices. In this work, we provide a synopsis of these ideas and conclude with a short term prognosis.


Schottky Barrier Magnetization Reversal Drain Current Magnetic Layer Schottky Barrier Height 
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The authors thank C.L. Dennis for Figs. 59, S. Sugahara and M. Tanaka for Figs. 1016, and Junjun Wan for Fig. 3. S. Bandyopadhyay acknowledges support from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research grant FA9550-04-1-0261.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Cahay
    • 1
  • S. Bandyopadhyay
    • 1
  1. 1.ECECS DepartmentUniversitfy of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

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