Spintronics, which utilizes additional spin degree of freedom in electronic systems, is an emerging research subject in the field of electronics due to its distinct advantages of non-volatility, higher speed, lower power consumption, more functionality, and higher density. Some important spintronic devices are introduced in this chapter and a particular emphasis is placed on spin-transfer torque magnetic random access memory and spin field-effect transistor which are considered to have a great potential in applications. Recent progress and remaining challenges on these devices are described.
|Title of host publication||Electronic Device Architectures for the Nano-CMOS Era|
|Subtitle of host publication||From Ultimate CMOS Scaling to Beyond CMOS Devices|
|Publisher||Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd.|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 2008 Oct 1|
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