From Materials to Devices

  • Claudia Felser
  • Gerhard H Fecher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Tanja Graf, Claudia Felser
    Pages 1-13
  3. Benjamin Balke, Gerhard H. Fecher, Claudia Felser
    Pages 15-43
  4. Tanja Graf, Claudia Felser
    Pages 45-59
  5. Haitao Gao, Alexandra Jung, Irene Bonn, Vadim Ksenofontov, Sergey Reiman, Claudia Felser et al.
    Pages 61-70
  6. Jürgen Kübler, Gerhard H. Fecher, Claudia Felser
    Pages 71-95
  7. Jürgen Braun, Hubert Ebert, Ján Minár
    Pages 97-114
  8. Gerhard H. Fecher, Stanislav Chadov, Claudia Felser
    Pages 115-165
  9. Alexander I. Lichtenstein
    Pages 167-204
  10. Hans-Joachim Elmers, Michael Kallmayer, Peter Klaer
    Pages 221-241
  11. Gerhard H. Fecher, Claudia Felser
    Pages 243-269
  12. Jan-Peter Wüstenberg, Martin Aeschlimann, Mirko Cinchetti
    Pages 271-284
  13. Jaroslav Hamrle, Oksana Gaier, Simon Trudel, Georg Wolf, Burkard Hillebrands
    Pages 285-302
  14. Kouichiro Inomata, Hiroaki Sukegawa
    Pages 303-330
  15. Horst Schneider, Enrique Vilanova Vidal, Gerhard Jakob
    Pages 331-342
  16. Yasuo Ando, Sumito Tsunegi, Yuya Sakuraba, Mikihiko Oogane, Hiroshi Naganuma, Koki Takanashi
    Pages 355-366
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 367-369

About this book


Spintronics is an emerging technology exploiting the spin degree of freedom and has proved to be very promising for new types of fast electronic devices. Amongst the anticipated advantages of spintronics technologies, researchers have identified the non-volatile storage of data with high density and low energy consumption as particularly relevant.

This monograph examines the concept of half-metallic compounds perspectives to obtain novel solutions and discusses several oxides such as perovskites, double perovskites and CrO2 as well as Heusler compounds. Such materials can be designed and made with high spin polarization and, especially in the case of Heusler compounds, many material-related problems present in current-day 3d metal systems, can be overcome.

Spintronics: From Materials to Devices provides an insight into the current research on Heusler compounds and offers a general understanding of structure–property relationships, including 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, in which Co2 based Heusler compounds are used as new electrode materials, are also introduced.

From materials design by theoretical methods and the preparation and properties of the materials to the production of thin films and devices, this monograph represents a valuable guide to both novices and experts in the fields of Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science.

Editors and affiliations

  • Claudia Felser
    • 1
  • Gerhard H Fecher
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. Anorg. Chemie und Analyt. ChemieUniversität Mainz, GermanyMainzGermany
  2. 2.Inst. Anorg. Chemie und Analyt. ChemieUniversität Mainz, GermanyMainzGermany

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