Semiconductor spintronics

Junsaku Nitta

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In semiconductor spintronics, electron spin rather than charge is the key property. This paper describes several spin-related devices using spin-orbit interaction. We have experimentally confirmed that the spin-orbit interaction in a semiconductor two-dimensional electron gas channel can be controlled by a gate voltage. This is the first step towards the creation of functional spin devices. The operating principles of a spin field effect transistor, a spin filter, and a spin interference device are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-36
Number of pages6
JournalNTT Technical Review
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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