Best Reference Books – Spintronic Materials and Devices

We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Spintronic Materials and Devices subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Spintronic Materials and Devices along with reviews.

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1. “Novel Materials and Devices for Spintronics: Volume 1183 (MRS Proceedings)” by Stefano Sanvito and Olle Heinonen

“Novel Materials and Devices for Spintronics: Volume 1183 (MRS Proceedings)” Book Review: This book focuses on the experimental and theoretical aspects of spin phenomena in the solid state, with emphasis on traditional (inorganic metals and semiconductors) and novel materials like organics and multiferroics. Topics include- dilute magnetic semiconductor and oxides; magnetic resistive RAM; single-spin dynamics/DMS (III-V and group IV); spintronic materials; MTJ and dynamics; spintronics transport and imaging; multiferroic materials and oxides. An appendix, with select papers from Symposium I, Engineered Multiferroics – Magnetoelectric Interactions, Sensors and Devices, is also included in the book. The book is useful for students, researchers and anyone interested in the subject.

2. “Spintronics for Next Generation Innovative Devices” by Katsuaki Sato and Eiji Saitoh

“Spintronics for Next Generation Innovative Devices” Book Review: This book discusses all aspects of spintronics from basic science to applications. It covers magnetic semiconductors, topological insulators, spin current science, spin caloritronics, ultrafast magnetization reversal and magneto-resistance effects and devices. In addition it also includes separate chapters on spin transistors and quantum information devices. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Spintronics for researchers and students in academia and industry.

3. “Spintronics: Materials, Applications and Devices” by Giulia C Lombardi and Ginevra E Bianchi

“Spintronics: Materials, Applications and Devices” Book Review: This book provides the most useful research from around the globe on the materials, applications and devices associated with spintronics. It is based on the control and manipulation of electron spin, its charge, leading to novel electronic devices (spintronic devices). These devices include spin field effect transistors (SFETs), spin storage/ memory devices or spin quantum computers. These devices hold the promise of reduced power consumption, faster operation and smaller size. The book provides a unique blend of theoretical and practical understanding of the subject matter. The book also includes pictures and diagrams that encourage self-study. This book would be useful for anyone interested in learning about the practical aspects of spintronics.

4. “Introduction to Spintronics” by Marc Cahay and Supriyo Bandyopadhyay

“Introduction to Spintronics” Book Review: This book provides an accessible, organized and progressive presentation of the quantum mechanical concept of spin and the technology of using it. This book presents the latest developments in spin-related physics, addressing seven important physical phenomena with spintronic device applications. It discusses the recently discovered field of spintronics without magnetism, which allows one to manipulate spin currents by purely electrical means. The book introduces the concept of single-domain-nanomagnet-based computing, an ultra-energy-efficient approach to compute and store information using nanomagnets. The book is useful for those interested in the science and technology of storing, processing and communicating information via the spin degree of freedom of electrons.

5. “Spintronics: From Materials to Devices” by Claudia Felser and Gerhard H Fecher

“Spintronics: From Materials to Devices” Book Review: This book provides an insight into the current research on Heusler compounds and offers a general understanding of structure–property relationships. It also includes the influence of disorder and correlations on the electronic structure and interfaces. Spintronics devices such as magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) and giant magnetoresistance (GMR) devices, with current perpendicular to the plane are also introduced. The book provides coverage ranging from materials design by theoretical methods and the preparation of the materials to the production of thin films and devices. The book will be a valuable guide to both novices and experts in the fields of Chemistry, Physics and Materials Science.

6. “Metallic Spintronic Devices (Devices, Circuits, and Systems)” by Xiaobin Wang

“Metallic Spintronic Devices (Devices, Circuits, and Systems)” Book Review: This book provides a balanced view of the present state of the art of metallic spintronic devices. It addresses both mainstream and emerging applications from magnetic tunneling junction sensors and spin torque oscillators to spin torque memory and logic. It not only presents the latest research and developments but also describes spintronic applications in current and future magnetic recording devices. In addition, spin-transfer torque magnetoresistive random-access memory (STT-MRAM) device architectures and modeling is also included. The book also explores prospects of STT-MRAM scaling, such as detailed multilevel cell structure analysis. The book can be used by an expert in the field or a graduate student in course curriculum.

7. “Gallium Nitride Processing for Electronics, Sensors and Spintronics (Engineering Materials and Processes)” by Stephen J Pearton and Cammy R Abernathy

“Gallium Nitride Processing for Electronics, Sensors and Spintronics (Engineering Materials and Processes)” Book Review: This book provides details of current research into the properties of III-nitride semiconductors. It also focuses on their applications in novel devices such as spin-polarized light emitters, spin field effect transistors, integrated sensors and high temperature electronics. The book provides a detailed introduction to gallium nitride technology. The book will be of interest to all researchers and industrial practitioners who want to learn the developments that may lead to the next generation of transistors, lasers and integrated magnetic sensors.

8. “Material Engineering in Hybrid Spintronic Devices” by Patrizio Graziosi

“Material Engineering in Hybrid Spintronic Devices” Book Review: The book focuses on stable and reproducible organic spintronic devices operating at room temperature. It presents the working principles of the prototypical hybrid spintronic device, the spin valve based on (La, Sr)Mn oxide, cobalt, and an organic semiconductor. Then the engineering of the device is shown, mainly the (La, Sr)Mn oxide surface and the cobalt deposition on top of the soft organic semiconductors. In the end, the perspective of pentacene is explored- its growth mechanism on top of manganite layers is studied and early devices operating at room temperature are presented. The book will be useful for researchers as well as senior level graduate students.

9. “Spintronics in Nanoscale Devices” by Yong S Joe and Eric R Hedin

“Spintronics in Nanoscale Devices” Book Review: The book explores the novel properties of quantum dots and nanoscale devices. These are studied together with the electronic and magnetic properties of various semiconductor materials and graphene. The book includes numerous theoretical and computational modeling studies and experimental tests that show promising behavior for spintronics applications. The book provides researchers investigating this field with detailed background descriptions of spin-based effects and devices and their theoretical analysis in nanoelectronic circuits.

10. “Handbook of Spintronics” by Yongbing Xu and David D Awschalom

“Handbook of Spintronics” Book Review: This book covers various aspects of spintronics science and technology, ranging from fundamental physics to materials properties and emerging device technology and applications. The opening chapters focus on the fundamental physical principles of spintronics in metals and semiconductors. Materials systems are then considered, with sections on metallic thin films and multilayers, magnetic tunnelling structures etc. A separate section describes the various methods used in the characterisation of spintronics materials, including spin-polarised photoemission, x-ray diffraction techniques and spin-polarised SEM. Each chapter starts from the fundamental concepts and then describes the latest developments. The book will be useful for academicians as well as industrial researchers.

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