9360-0218/01 – Spintronics (SPI)

Gurantor departmentCNT - Nanotechnology CentreCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Dr. Mgr. Kamil PostavaSubject version guarantordoc. Dr. Mgr. Kamil Postava
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesUSPIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HAM0016 Mgr. Jaroslav Hamrle, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The main goal of the subject is to understand theory and applications of spin transport and spin electronics.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Individual consultations

Summary

The subject is based on current state of quickly evolving field of spintronics, i.e. electronics employing electron's spin. The subject is covering most directions of today's spintronics. The subject starts with definition of spin-polarized current and spin accumulation. Then, generation of spin-polarized current in non-magnetic materials is discussed, using spin injection and spin-pumping. Furthermore, we discuss the most important magnetoresistive effects (AMR, GMR, TMR), as well as spin transfer. Then, we discuss prototypical examples of using those effects in lateral structures and industrial applications. Finally, a short introduction to spin-calorimetry and to materials used in spintronics is provided.

Compulsory literature:

T. Shinjo (Editor), Nanomagnetism and Spintronics, Elsevier 2009 S. Maekawa, Concepts in spin-electronics, Oxford University Press 2006 C. C. Tanouji, Mechanique quantique (Quantum mechanics), Hermann S. Bandyopadhyay, M. Cahay, Introduction to Spintronics, CRC Press 2015

Recommended literature:

Felser, C., Fecher, G. H. (Eds.), Spintronics, Springer 2013 Schäpers, T., Semiconductor Spintronics, De Gruyter Textbook, 2016 F.J. Jedema, PhD. thesis, University of Groningen, The Netherlands 2002

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Other requirements

Systematic individual study required.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The lesson is based on current state of quickly evolving field of spintronics, meaning electronics based on electron's spin. The subject is covering most of important directions of current spintronics. It starts with definition of spin-polarized current and spin accumulation. Then, the idea of generation and detection of spin-polarized current in non-magnetic materials is discussed (by spin injection or by spin pumping). Furthermore, the magnetoresistive effects (AMR, GMR, TMR) are discussed, as well as spin moment (spin transfer). It continues by several prototypical examples of those effects in lateral systems and industrial applications. Finally, short introduction to spin-calorimetry and to materials used in spintronics is provided.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
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2020/2021 (P3942) Nanotechnology (3942V001) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (P3942) Nanotechnology (3942V001) Nanotechnology K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P3942) Nanotechnology (3942V001) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P3942) Nanotechnology (3942V001) Nanotechnology K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (P3942) Nanotechnology (3942V001) Nanotechnology K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (P3942) Nanotechnology (3942V001) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan

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