Checking date: 20/05/2022


Course: 2022/2023

Introduction to spintronics
(18344)
Study: Bachelor in Engineering Physics (363)


Coordinating teacher: ACEDO GALLARDO, PABLO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

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Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Materials science and engineering Solid State Fundamentals for Engineering Electronic Engineering Fundamentals Quantum Physics
Objectives
To learn what is spintronics and the physical fundamentals supporting it. To understand the working principles of some basic spintronics devices, and the materials used to develop them. Introduction to the current paths for future spintronics: spinorbitronics and advanced computational techniques.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction. Magnetism and magnetic materials. Connection between quantum concepts and macroscopic magnetic measurements. Spin and spin-orbit coupling. 2. Spintronics. Definition, origin and classes. 3. Origin of spintronics. Giant magnetoresistance and spin valves. 4. Tunnel magneto-resistance and magnetic tunnel junctions. 5. Spin injection and transport in semiconductors. 6. Spin transfer torque. Applications in the development of spintronics devices. 7. Direct and inverse spin Hall effects. 8. Materials for spintronics. Nanostructures. 9. Advanced spintronics: spinorbitronics and chiral systems. 10. Further advanced applications of spintronics: quantum computing and artificial intelligence.
Learning activities and methodology
AF1. THEORETICAL-PRACTICAL CLASSES. AF3. STUDENT INDIVIDUAL WORK OR GROUP WORK. AF8. WORKSHOPS AND LABORATORY SESSIONS. AF9. FINAL EXAM. MD1. THEORY CLASS. MD2. PRACTICAL CLASS.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Puja Dey, Jitendra Nath Roy. Spintronics. Fundamentals and Applications. Springer. 2021
Additional Bibliography
  • A. Fert. Nobel lecture: Origin, development and future of spintronics. Rev. Mod. Phys. 80, 1517 . 2008
  • Several Authors. The annual Magnetism Roadmaps of. J. Phys. D: Applied Physics . IOP. 2021

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.