Starting from quantum mechanical and condensed matter foundations, this book introduces into the necessary theory behind spin electronics (Spintronics). Equations of spin diffusion, -evolution and -tunelling are provided before an overview is given of simulation of spin transport at the atomic scale. Furthermore, applications are discussed with a focus on elementary spintronics devices such as spin valves, memory cells and hard disk heads.
About the Author
Tomasz Blachowicz, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland;Andrea Erdmann, FH Bielefeld, Germany.