Spin Transport and Topological Insulators I

By Supriyo Datta

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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A major development of the last two decades, has been the physical and conceptual integration of what used to be two distinct unrelated fields, namely spintronics and magnetics. The full implications of this merger are still unfolding. This lecture will review some of the key concepts focusing primarily on spin transport in metals and semiconductors and the novel possibilities raised by the discovery of topological insulators.

Part two of this lecture is continued in Spin Transport and Topological Insulators II.

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Electronics from the Bottom Up” is an educational initiative designed to bring a new perspective to the field of nano device engineering. It is co-sponsored by the Intel Foundation and the Network for Computational Nanotechnology.

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  • Supriyo Datta (2011), "Spin Transport and Topological Insulators I," http://nanohub.org/resources/11898.

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