Zutic, I and Fabian, Jaroslav and Erwin, S (2007) Bipolar spintronics: From spin injection to spin-controlled logic. J. Phys.: Condensed Matter 19, p. 165219.
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An impressive success of spintronic applications has been typically realized in metal-based structures which utilize magnetoresistive effects for substantial improvements in the performance of computer hard drives and magnetic random access memories. Correspondingly, the theoretical understanding of spinpolarized transport is usually limited to a metallic regime in a linear response, which, while providing a good description for data storage and magnetic memory devices, is not sufficient for signal processing and digital logic. In contrast, much less is known about possible applications of semiconductorbased spintronics and spin-polarized transport in related structures which could utilize strong intrinsic nonlinearities in currentvoltage characteristics to implement spin-based logic. Here we discuss the challenges for realizing a particular class of structures in semiconductor spintronics: our proposal for bipolar spintronic devices in which carriers of both polarities (electrons and holes) contribute to spin-charge coupling. We formulate the theoretical framework for bipolar spin-polarized transport, and describe several novel effects in two- and three-terminal structures which arise from the interplay between nonequilibrium spin and equilibrium magnetization
|Institutions:||Physics > Institute of Theroretical Physics > Chair Professor Richter > Group Jaroslav Fabian|
|Projects:||SFB 689: Spinphänomene in reduzierten Dimensionen|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 530 Physics|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Owner:||Prof. Dr. Jaroslav Fabian|
|Deposited On:||25 May 2009 13:18|
|Last Modified:||28 Oct 2009 12:54|