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The spin on electronics!









The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Organised by Professor Stuart Parkin FRS, Professor Gabriel Aeppli and Professor Bryan Hickey

Recent advances in generating, manipulating and detecting spin-polarized electrons promise entirely new classes of spin based sensor, memory and logic devices, generally referred to as the field of spintronics.

These advances are based on recent fundamental discoveries involving spin polarized current in novel nano-materials, including, giant tunnelling magnetoresistance, the spin Hall effect, and the excitation of magnetization via the transfer of spin angular momentum from spin polarized current.

The proceedings of this meeting have been published in an issue of Philosophical Transactions A.

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Session 1

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Current challenges in spintronics

Professor Albert Fert, University of Paris, France

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From giant magnetoresistance to the racetrack memory

Professor Stuart Parkin FRS, Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany

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Magnets of Ferromagnetism in Semiconductors

Professor Hideo Ohno, Tohoku University, Japan

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Manipulating single spins and coherence in semiconductors

Professor David Awschalom, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

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Heusler compounds, when Spin meets Thermoelectrics

Professor Claudia Felser, University of Mainz, Germany

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Spin Transfer Torque in Nanoscale Magnetic Devices

Professor Dan Ralph, Cornell University

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Controlling spins with light

Professor Theo Rasing,Radboud University Nijmegen

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Spin injection, transport, and control in Silicon

Spin control by application of electric current and voltage

Professor Yoshishige Suzuki, Osaka University and CREST, Japan

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Spin control by application of electric current and voltage

Professor Yoshinori Tokura, University of Tokyo, Japan

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Kinetics and Bose-Einstein condensation of quasi-equilibrium magnons at room temperature

Professor Sergei Demokritov, University of Muenster, Germany

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Nuclear Spins in Dots, Tubes, and Wires

Professor Daniel Loss, University of Basel, Switzerland

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Quantum spin Hall effect and topological insulators

Professor Shoucheng Zhang, Stanford University, USA

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Spin in organics, a new route to spintronics

Professor Bert Koopmans, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

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The spin on electronics! The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK