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Spintronics: A contemporary review of emerging electronics devices

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Abstract

Spintronics is a new field of research exploiting the influence of electron spin on the electrical conduction (or current is spin dependent). The major problem is the realization and fabrication of spintronics based devices. To meet the objective scientific community is developing the novel kind of materials that relies on magnetism instead of flow of current through electron. This paper illustrates and reviews one of the emerging technologies known as spintronics by putting few low power computing techniques altogether based on spintronics to provide a basic and meaningful understanding to the reader. The challenges of spintronics devices that has to meet for the success of electronics future are summarized.

Keywords

Spin valve

GMR

MTJ

FTJ

Spin-FET

Spin-MOSFET

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Hidden spin polarization in inversion-symmetric bulk crystals
Nature Physics 10, 387 (2014) published May
(*) Highlighted by B. Partoens in News & Views [Nature Physics 10, 333 (2014) published May]

X. Xu, W. Yao, D. Xiao, and T. F. Heinz
Spin and pseudospins in layered transition metal dichalcogenides
Nature Physics 10, 343 (2014) published May

Hyun Soon Park, X. Yu, ..., Y. Tokura
Observation of the magnetic flux and three-dimensional structure of skyrmion lattices by electron holography
Nature Nanotechnology 9, 337 (2014) published May

K. Vogt et al.
Realization of a spin-wave multiplexer
Nature Communications 5, 3727 (2014) published 23 April
(*) Highlighted by L. Fleet in News & Views [Nature Physics 10, 337 (2014) published May]

K.-R. Jeon, B.-C. Min, A. Spiesser, H. Saito, S.-C. Shin, S. Yuasa, and R. Jansen
Voltage tuning of thermal spin current in ferromagnetic tunnel contacts to semiconductors
Nature Materials 13, 360 (2014) published April

Z. Qiao et al.
Quantum anomalous Hall effect in graphene proximity coupled to an antiferromagnetic insulator
Physical Review Letters 112, 116404 (2014) published 21 March
(*) Editor's suggestion

C. Surgers, G. Fischer, P. Winkel, H. v. Lohneysen
Large topological Hall effect in the non-collinear phase of an antiferromagnet
Nature Communications 5, 3400 (2014) published on 5 March

H. Kurebayashi et al.
An antidamping spin-orbit torque originating from the Berry curvature
Nature Nanotechnology 9, 211 (2014) published March
(*) Highlighted by A. Manchon in News & Views [Nature Physics 10, 340 (2014) published May]

M. Mochizuki et al.
Thermally driven ratchet motion of a skyrmion microcrystal and topological magnon Hall effect
Nature Materials 13, 241 (2014) published March

V. E. Dmitrienko et al.
Measuring the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction in a weak ferromagnet
Nature Physics 10, 202 (2014) published March
(*) Highlighted by C. D. Hu in News & Views [Nature Physics 10, 180 (2014) published March]

A. R. Mellnik et al.
Spin transfer torque generated by the topological insulator Bi2Se3
arXiv:1402.1124
(*) Cross-listed in Topological Matters

Junyeon Kim et al.
Anomalous temperature dependence of current induced torques in CoFeB|MgO heterostructures with Ta based underlayers
arXiv:1402.6388

B. M. Norman, C. J. Trowbridge, D. D. Awschalom, and V. Sih
Current-induced spin polarization in anisotropic spin-orbit fields
Physical Review Letters 112, 056601 (2014) published 7 February

T. Wakamura, N. Hasegawa, K. Ohnishi, Y. Niimi, and Y. Otani
Spin injection into a superconductor with strong spin-orbit coupling
Physical Review Letters 112, 036602 (2014) published on 24 January

H. Chen, Q. Niu, and A. H. MacDonald
Anomalous Hall effect arising from noncollinear antiferromagnetism
Physical Review Letters 112, 017205 (2014) published 10 January

J. C. Oberg et al.
Control of single-spin magnetic anisotropy by exchange coupling
Nature Nanotechnology 9, 64 (2014) published January
(*) Highlighted by W. Wulfhekel in News & Views [Nature Nanotechnology 9, 13 (2014) published January]

D. Bhowmik et al.
Spin Hall effect clocking of nanomagnetic logic without a magnetic field
Nature Nanotechnology 9, 59 (2014) published January
(*) Highlighted by M. Niemier in News & Views [Nature Nanotechnology 9, 14 (2014) published January]

S. Miwa et al.
Highly sensitive nanoscale spin-torque diode
Nature Materials 13, 50 (2014) published January

N. Locatelli, V. Cros, and J. Grollier
Spin-torque building blocks
Nature Materials 13, 11 (2014) published January

2013

J. C. Rojas Sanchez, L. Vila, G. Desfonds, S. Gambarelli, J. P. Attane, J. M. De Teresa, C. Magen, and A. Fert
Spin-to-charge conversion using Rashba coupling at the interface between non-magnetic materials
Nature Communications 4, 2944 (2013) published 17 December

Z.-q. Bao, X. C. Xie, and Q.-f. Sun
Ginzburg-Landau-type theory of spin superconductivity
Nature Communications 4, 2951 (2013) published 16 December

K. Fujiwara, Y. Fukuma, J. Matsuno, H. Idzuchi, Y. Niimi, Y. Otani, and H. Takagi
5d iridium oxide as a material for spin-current detection
Nature Communications 4, 2893 (2013) published 11 December

V. M. T. S. Barthem, C. V. Colin, H. Mayaffre, M.-H. Julien, and D. Givord
Revealing the properties of Mn2Au for antiferromagnetic spintronics
Nature Communications 4, 2892 (2013) published 11 December

W. Zhang and W. Yi
Topological Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchnnikov states in spin-orbit-coupled Fermi gases
Nature Communications 4, 2711 (2013) published 28 October
(*) Cross-listed in topological matters

R. de Sousa, M. Allen, and M. Cazayous
Theory of spin-orbit enhanced electric-field control of magnetism in multiferroic BiFeO3
Physical Review Letters 110, 267202 (2013) published 28 June

C. Qu et al.
Topological superfluids with finite-momentum pairing and Majorana fermions
Nature Communications 4, 2710 (2013) published 28 October
(*) Cross-listed in topological matters

J. Park, S. W. Jung, M.-C. Jung, H. Yamane, N. Kosugi, and H. W. Yeom
Self-assembled nanowires with giant Rashba split bands
Physical Review Letters 110, 036801 (2013)
(*) Selected as PRL Editors Suggestion

C. H. L. Quay, D. Chevallier, C. Bena, and M. Aprili
Spin imbalance and spin-charge separation in a mesoscopic superconductor
Nature Physics 9, 84 (2013)

V. Galitski and I. B. Spielman
Spin-orbit coupling in quantum gases
Nature 494, 49 (2013)

J. Kim et al.
Layer thickness dependence of the current-induced effective field vector in Ta|CoFeB|MgO
Nature Materials 12, 240 (2013)

G. A. Steele, F. Pei, E. A. Laird, J. M. Jol, H. B. Meerwaldt, and L. P. Kouwenhoven
Large spin-orbit coupling in carbon nanotubes
Nature Communications 4, 1573 (2013)

S. M. Mohseni et al.
Spin torque-generated magnetic droplet solitons
Science 339, 1295 (2013)

A. Eschenlohr et al.
Ultrafast spin transport as key to femtosecond demagnetization
Nature Materials 12, 332 (2013)

X. Yin, Z. Ye, J. Rho, Y. Wang, and X. Zhang
Photonic spin Hall effect at metasurfaces
Science 339, 1405 (2013)

R. H. Liu, W. L. Lim, and S. Urazhdin
Spectral characteristics of the microwave emission by the spin Hall nano-oscillator
Physical Review Letters 110, 147601 (2013)
(*) Highlighted as Viewpoint in Physics 6, 39 (2013)

S. Steil et al.
Spin-dependent trapping of electrons at spinterfaces
Nature Physics 9, 242 (2013)
(*) Highlighted as News & Views, Nature Physics 9, 210 (2013)

R. Ritz, M. Halder, M. Wagnet, C. Franz, A. Bauer, and C. Pfleiderer
Formation of a topological non-Fermi liquid in MnSi
Nature 497, 231 (2013)published 9 May (Lastest online on Nature May 2 issue)

H. Sanada, Y. Kunihashi, H. Gotoh, K. Onomitsu, M. Kohda, J. Nitta, P. V. Santos, and T. Sogawa
Manipulation of mobile spin coherence using magnetic-field-free electron spin resonance
Nature Physics 9, 280 (2013)published in May
(*) Highlighted In News & Views by M. Kataoka, Nature Physics 9, 269 (2013) published in May

N. Shitrit et al.
Spin-optical metamaterial route to spin-controlled photonics
Science 340, 724 (2013) published 10 May

H. Nakayama et al.
Spin Hall magnetoresistance induced by a nonequilibrium proximity effect
Physical Review Letters 110, 206601 (2013) published 13 May
C. Hahn et al.
Comparative measurements of inverse spin Hall effects and magnetoresistance in YIG/Pt and YIG/Ta
Physical Review B 87, 174417 (2013)published 13 May
N. Vlietstra, J. Shan, V. Castel, B. J. van Wees, and J. Ben Youssef
Spin-Hall magnetoresistance in platinum on Yttrium iron garnet: Dependence on platinum thickness and in-plane/out-of-plane magnetization
arXiv:1301.3266v2
(*) Highlighted in Viewpoint by A. Brataas, Physics 6, 56 (2013)

P. Milde et al.
Unwinding of a Skyrmion lattice by magnetic monopoles
Science 340, 1076 (2013) published 31 May

T. An et al.
Unidirectional spin-wave heat conveyor
Nature Materials 12, 549 (2013)published June

Y. Fan et al.
Exchange bias of the interface spin system at the Fe/MgO interface
Nature Nanotechnology 8, 438 (2013) published June

T. Das and A. V. Balatsky
Engineering three-dimensional topological insulators in Rashba-type spin-orbit coupled heterostructures
Nature Communications 4, 1972 (2013) published 6 June

K. Sakamoto, T.-H. Kim et al.
Valley spin polarization by using the extraordinary Rashba effect on silicon
Nature Communications 4, 2073 (2013) published 28 June

S. Emori, U. Bauer, S.-M. Ahn, E. Martinez, and G. S. D. Beach
Current-driven dynamics of chiral ferromagnetic domain walls
Nature Materials 12, 611 (2013) published July

B. Endres, M. Ciorga, M. Schmid, M. Utz, D. Bougeard, D. Weiss, G. Bayreuther, and C. H. Back
Demonstration of the spin solar cell and spin photodiode effect
Nature Communications 4, 2068 (2013) published 3 July
(*) Highlighted at News & Views [R. Jansen, Nature Materials 12, 779 (2013) published September]

G. Khalsa, B. Lee, and A. H. MacDonald
Theory of t2g electron-gas Rashba interactions
Physical Review B 88, 041302(R) (2013) published 8 July

R. N. Mahato et al.
Ultrahigh magnetoresistance at room temprature in molecular wires
Science 341, 257 (2013) published 19 July

J.-S. Lee, Y. W. Xie, H. K. Sato, C. Bell, Y. Hikita, H. Y. Hwang, and C.-C. Kao
Titanium d_xy ferromagnetism at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface
Nature Materials 12, 703 (2013) published August

J. Isberg, M. Gabrysch, J. Hammersberg, S. Majdi, K. Kovi, and D. J. Twitchen
Generation transport and detection of valley-polarized electrons in diamond
Nature Materials 12, 760 (2013) published August
(*) Highlighted as News & Views [C. E. Nebel, Nature Materials 12, 690 (2013) published August]

S.-G. Je, D.-H. Kim, S.-C. Yoo, B.-C. Min, K.-J. Lee, and S.-B. Choe
Asymmetric magnetic domain-wall motion by the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction
arXiv:1307.0984

S. Emori et al.
Spin Hall torque magnetometry of Dzyalshinskii domain walls
arXiv:1308.1432 posted August 6

N. Romming et al.
Writing and deleting single magnetic skyrmions
Science 341, 636 (2013) published 9 August

B. F. Miao, S. Y. Huang, D. Qu, and C. L. Chien
Inverse spin Hall effect in a ferromagnetic metal
Physical Review Letters 111, 066602 (2013) published 9 August

K.-i Uchida, H. Adachi, D. Kikuchi, S. Ito, Z. Qiu, S. Maekawa, and E. Saitoh
Plasmonic generation of spin currents
arXiv:1308.3532 posted 15 August

S. D. Brechet, F. A. Vetro, E. Papa, S. E. Barnes, and J.-P. Ansermet
Evidence for a magnetic Seebeck effect
Physical Review Letters 111, 087205 (2013) published 23 August
(*) PRL Editor's selection
(*) Reviewed by Jae-Ho Han on September 13, 2013

H. Yuan et al.
Zeeman-type spin splitting controlled by an electric field
Nature Physics 9, 563 (2013) published September
(*) Highlighted by A. F. Morpurgo in News & Views [Nature Physics 9, 532 (2013) published September]

S. Banerjee, O. Erten, and M. Randeria
Ferromagnetic exchange, spin-orbit coupling and spiral magnetism at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface
Nature Physics 9, 626 (2013) published October
(*) Highlighted by M. Gabay and J.-M. Triscone in News & Views [Nature Physics 9, 610 (2013) published October]

F. K. Dejene, J. Flipse, G. E. Bauer, and B. J. van Wees
Spin heat accumulation and spin-dependent temperatures in nanopillar spin valves
Nature Physics 9, 636 (2013) published October

K. Shibata et al.
Towards control of the size and helicity of skyrmions in helimagnetic alloys by spin-orbit coupling
Nature Nanotechnology 8, 723 (2013) published October

J. Iwasaki, M. Mochizuki, and N. Nagaosa
Current-induced skyrmion dynamics in constricted geometries
Nature Nanotechnology 8, 742 (2013) published October
(*) Highlighted by R. Duine in News & Views [Nature Nanotechnology 8, 800 (2013) published November]

J. Sampaio, V. Cros, S. Rohart, A. Thiaville, and A. Fert
Nucleation, stability and current-induced motion of isolated magnetic skyrmions in nanostructures
Nature Nanotechnology 8, 839 (2013) published November
(*) Highlighted by R. Duine in News & Views [Nature Nanotechnology 8, 800 (2013) published November]

N. Nagaosa and Y. Tokura
Topological properties and dynamics of magnetic skyrmions
Nature Nanotechnology 8, 899 (2013) published December

H. Murakawa et al.
Detection of Berry's phase in a bulk Rashba semiconductor
Science 342, 1490 (2013) published 20 December

2012

L. Yang, J. D. Koralek, J. Orenstein, D. R. Tibbetts, J. L. Reno, and M. P. Lilly
Doppler velocimetry of spin propagation in a two-dimensional electron gas
Nature Physics 8, 153 (2012)
(*) Highlighted in News & Views, Nature Physics 8, 115 (2012)

S. Loth, S. Baumann, C. P. Lutz, D. M. Eigler, and A. J. Heinrich
Bistability in atomic-scale antiferromagnets
Science 335, 196 (2012)
(*) Highlighted in News & Views,Nature Physics 8, 114 (2012)

J. Flipse, F. L. Bakker, A. Slachter, F. K. Dejene, and B. J. van Wees
Direct observation of the spin-dependent Peltier effect
Nature Nanotechnology 7, 166 (2012), Advance online publication DOI:10.1038/NNANO.2012.2
(*) Highlighted in Nature Nanotechnology 7, 145 (2012)

F. Nagasawa, J. Takagi, Y. Kunihashi, M. Kohda, and J. Nitta
Experimental demonstration of spin geometric phase: Radius dependence of time-reversal Aharonov-Casher oscillations
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 086801 (2012)
(*) Highlighted in Physics 5, 22 (2012)

Y. Togawa et al.
Chiral magnetic soliton lattice on a chiral helimagnet
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 107202 (2012)
(*) Highlighted in Physics 5, 28 (2012)

F. Radu, R. Abrudan, I. Radu, D. Schmitz, and H. Zabel
Perpendicular exchange bias in ferrimagnetic spin valves
Nature Communications 3, 715 (2012)

W. Lin, M. Hehn, L. Chaput, B. Negulescu, S. Andrieu, F. Montaigne, and S. Magnin
Giant spin-dependent thermoelectric effect in magnetic tunnel junctions
Nature Communications 3, 744 (2012)

L. Liu, R. A. Buhrman, and D. C. Ralph
Review and analysis of measurements of the spin Hall effect in Platinium
arXiv:1111.3702

N. Sugimoto and N. Nagaosa
Spin-orbit echo
Science 336, 1413 (2012)
(*) Plan to read soon

B. Dlubak et al.
Highly efficient spin transport in epitaxial graphene on SiC
Nature Physics 8, 557 (2012)

J. Zhu et al.
Voltage-induced ferromagnetic resonance in magnetic tunnel junctions
Physical Review Letters 108, 197203 (2012)
(*) Possible connection with Kyoung-Whan's project ???

Y. Tserkovnyak and D. Loss
Thin-film magnetization dynamics on the surface of a topological insulator
Physical Review Letters 108, 187201 (2012)
(*) Reviewed by Dongwook Go on January 13, 2014

V. L. Korenev et al.
Dynamic spin polarization by orientation-dependent separation in a ferromagnet-semiconductor hybrid
Nature Communications 3, 959 (2012)

J. Schwobel et al.
Real-space observation of spin-split molecular orbitals of adsorbed single-molecule magnets
Nature Communications 3, 953 (2012)
(*) May be relevant for the collaboration with Prof. Jung-Hoon Han

A. Kirihara et al.
Spin-current-driven thermoelectric coating
Nature Materials 11, 686 (2012) 

C. Betthausen et al.
Spin-transistor action via tunable Landau-Zener transitions
Science 337, 324 (2012)
(*) Highlighted in Perspectives, Science 337, 307 (2012)

U. Bauer, S. Emori, and G. S. D. Beach
Electric field control of domain wall propagation in Pt/Co/GdOx flims
Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 192408 (2012)
(*) May be relevant for the collaboration with Prof. Jung-Hoon Han

J. H. Franken, H. J. M. Swagten, and B. Koopmans
Shift registers based on magnetic domain wall ratchets with perpendicular anisotropy
Nature Nanotechnology 7, 499 (2012)

X. Z. Yu et al.
Skyrmion flow near room temperature in an ultralow current density
Nature Communications 3, 988 (2012)

P. Lunkenheimer et al.
Multiferroicity in an organic charge-transfer salt that is suggestive of electric-dipole-driven magnetism
Nature Materials 11, 755 (2012)
(*) Purely electric mechanism of multiferroicity

S. D. Pollard, L. Huang, K. S. Buchanan, D. A. Arena, and Y. Zhu
Direct dynamic imaging of non-adiabatic spin torque effects
Nature Communications 3, 1028 (2012)

A. Crepaldi et al.
Giant ambipolar Rashba Effect in the semiconductor BiTeI
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 096803 (2012)
(*) PRL Editor's choice

D. Rudolf et al.
Ultrafast magnetization enhancement in metallic multilayers driven by superdiffusive spin current
Nature Communications 3, 1037 (2012)

M. Kohda et al.
Spin-orbit induced electronic spin separation in semiconductor nanostructures
Nature Communications 3, 1082 (2012)

V. E. Demidov et al.
Magnetic nano-oscillator driven by pure spin current
Nature Materials 11, 1028 (2012)

X. S. Wang, P. Yan, Y. H. Shen, G. E. W. Bauer, and X. R. Wang
Domain wall propagation through spin wave emission
Physical Review Letters 109, 167209 (2012)
(*) Reviewed by Jae-Ho Han on April 4, 2013

D. Marchenko et al.
Giant Rashba splitting in graphene due to hybridization with gold
Nature Communications 3, 1232 (2012)

N. J. Perks, R. D. Johnson, C. Martin, L. C. Chapon, and P. G. Radaelli
Magneto-orbital helices as a route to coupling magnetism and ferroelectricity in multiferroic CaMn7O12
Nature Communications 3, 1277 (2012)

S. Ouazi et al., 
Atomic-scale engineering of magnetic anisotropy of nanostructures through interfaces and interlines
Nature Communications 3, 1313 (2012)

A. A. Khajetoorians et al.
Current-driven spin dynamics of artificially constructed quantum magnets
Science 339, 55 (2013)