Low-Power Spin Devices

Chapter

Abstract

The spin of an electron is the elementary microscopic building block of magnets which in current microelectronic technologies are utilized for information storage and retrieval. A new area of technology has been emerging recently that makes use of the natures of electrons, spin, and the fundamental electronic charge. This emerging technology is known as spintronics.

Keywords

Anisotropy Torque Recombination Coherence GaAs 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was partially supported in part by the “High-Performance Low-Power Consumption Spin Devices and Storage Systems” program and “Research and Development for Next-Generation Information Technology” of MEXT, and also by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS) through its “Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology” (FIRST Program), headed by Professor Hideo Ohno of Tohoku University.

The authors thank Prof. Ohno and Prof. Ikeda at Tohoku University for their great contributions to MTJ and STT-RAM technology progress and also thank lots of collaborators at Tohoku University and Hitachi Ltd.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Central Research LaboratoryHitachi LtdTokyoJapan

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