Exploration of New Principles in Spintronics Based on Spin Hall Insulators
Final rept. 12 Jun 2008-11 Jun 2010
OSAKA UNIV (JAPAN) INST OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
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This project aimed to explore new avenues of the spintronics to utilize the intrinsic and dissipation less spin current that is expected to flow in spin Hall insulators. During the grant period, the primary objective was to elucidate the basic physics of candidate insulators. In addition, we investigated the nature of quantum spin Hall insulator, which is a quantum-mechanically new state of matter where an insulating bulk supports an intrinsically metallic, spin-polarized surface state. Our long-term objective is to develop new principles for spintronics devices with minimal energy dissipation, based on the fundamental understanding of those novel materials.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
- Electricity and Magnetism