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Lecture B. Koopmans


22 October 2003 FWN-Building 5116.0116, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker:Prof.dr. B. Koopmans
Affiliation:Center for NanoMaterials and Department of Applied Physics, TU/e
Title:Spintronics: towards hybrid injection devices
Date:Wed Oct 22, 2003
Location:FWN-Building 5116.0116
Host:H.T. Jonkman
Telephone:+31 50 363 4736 / 4974 (secr.)


After the scientific discovery and successive commercial application of giant-magnetoresistive spin valves, and more recently magnetic tunneljunctions, spintronics is presently about to enter a new era. Rather than just using spintronic devices as passive switches or field sensors, complete new applications are envisioned for spin-injection devices. In this presentation I will give an introduction to the field, and review recent developments. Different device concepts and relevant physics will be discussed, and some of our activities at TU/e highlighted. The mergence of the field of magneto-electronic devices with that of semiconductor electronics has recently made researchers to speculate on a possible incorporation of organic materials in spintronic devices. Its advantages and some first attempts towards such molecular spintronics will be commented.

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