Spintronic 2D Materials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081021545

Spintronic 2D Materials

1st Edition

Fundamentals and Applications

Editors: Wenqing Liu Yongbing Xu
Paperback ISBN: 9780081021545
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 400
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Theoretical Fundamentals
1. Electronic structure of 2D materials
2. Spin-dependent transport in 2D systems

Part 2: Spintronics with Graphene
3. Magnetic graphene
4. Graphene heterostructures
5. Electrical spin injection in graphene
6. Microwave-assisted spin pumping in graphene

Part 3: Spintronics with TI
7. Topological insulators and quantum Hall effect 
8. Quantum anomalous Hall effect in magnetic TI 
9. Magnetic proximity effect with TI
10. superconducting proximity effect with TI
11. Spin-torque effect in TI

Part 4: Spintronics with TMDC and Related Binary Materials
12. Magnetic TMDC
13. Electrical spin Injection in TMDC
14. Optical spin pumping in TMDC
15. Weyl fermion half-metals
16. Giant high field magneto-resistance in semimetals


Description

Spintronic 2D Materials: Fundamentals and Applications provides an overview of the fundamental theory of 2D electronic systems and then delves into a selection of the most intensively investigated promising 2D materials for spintronics. The book aims to tell the story of 2D spintronics in a systematic and comprehensive way, providing the growing community of spintronics researchers with a key reference.

Part One addresses the fundamental theoretical aspects of 2D materials and spin transport. Parts Two through Four, explores at length the 2D material systems graphene, topological insulators, and transition metal dichalcogenides. Each section discusses the fundamental materials properties, key issues that face each system for spintronic device realization, and recent developments of 2D-material-based electronic, optical, and microwave devices. The material growth method (from lab to mass production), device fabrication and characterization techniques are included throughout the book.

Key Features

  • The first book to discuss the fundamentals and applications of spintronics of 2D materials such as graphene, topological insulators, and transition metal dichalcogenides
  • An in-depth look at each materials system from material growth, device fabrication and characterization techniques
  • Presents the latest key research on solutions to key challenges such as the factors that determine spin lifetime of 2D materials, spin-injection efficiency, the potential proximity effects, and much more

Readership

Graduate students, academic and industrial researchers in the disciplines of materials science, spintronics, physics, and nanoscience


Details

No. of pages:
400
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Paperback ISBN:
9780081021545

About the Editors

Wenqing Liu Editor

Wenqing Liu

Research Associate, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Her research interest is in the areas of condensed matter physics, spintronics, nanomagnetism, low-dimensional materials and systems. She has published papers in high-impact journals such as Phy. Rev. Lett., Adv. Mater., Nanolett., and ACS Nano, and gave (invited) talks in major conferences and the worldwide universities/research institutes. She is the invited primary author of the book chapters of Springer Reference “Handbook of Spintronics”, Taylor & Francis “Skyrmion”, the Prog. Mater. Sci. review article “Spintronics Hybrid Materials”, the Curr. Opin Solid St. M. review article “Magnetic 2D Systems”, and the SPIN review article ‘Half-Metallic Metal Oxides” and “Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Iron”. She is the PI of UK STFC project ‘Enhancing Magnetic Ordering in Cr-Doped Bi2Se3 Using High Tc Ferrimagnetic Insulator’, ‘Exploring the Abnormal Proximity Effect’, and ‘Interplay between Superconductivity, Magnetism and Crystallinity’. She is the reviewer of the journals Sci. Rep., App. Phys. Lett., Euro. Phys. Lett., J. App. Phy., Phys. A., J. Alloy. Compd., Mater., SPIN, and Springer etc. and a member of IEEE. She is the recipient of the KM Stott Memorial Prize for Outstanding Scientific Research (2015), York VC’s Special Award (2010-2013), Head of Department Award (2010-2013), York External Engagement Award (2015), and Holbeck Grant (2010-2013)

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Yongbing Xu Editor

Yongbing Xu

Chair Professor, The University of York, United Kingdom.

Dr. Xu is the Chair Professor in Nanotechnology and heads the Spintronics and Nanodevice Laboratory in the University of York. He is the director of the York University-Nanjing University Joint Center (YNJC) for Spintronics and NanoEngineering, and “Qianren” Professor of Nanjing University and guest professor of several other Chinese universities. His research has been focused on spintronics and magnetic nanostructures, and more recently 2D materials (e.g., Graphene and Topological Insulators) for spintronics. He has published more than 200 refereed papers in leading academic journals including Physical Review Letters, Nature Communications, Scientific Reports, Nano Letter, Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, Applied Physics Letters and IEEE journals and given many invited talks/seminars at major international conferences including MRS, WUNSPIN, ICCE, EMN and Intermag. He is leading the Worldwide University Network (WUN) Grand Challenge Project on Spintronics (30 partners from 12 research leading UK, USA & China universities). Prof. Xu was a member of the NSF panel, the international advisory committee of the EU Warsaw NanoCenter, and the panel member of “The Technology and Innovation Future 2020” of the UK Government Science Office. He has been chair of 4 international spintronics conferences and 2 CMMP and Intermag “Roadmap for Spintronics” symposiums. He is the spintronics section editor of “Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science” by Elsevier, the series editor of “Electronic Materials and Devices” by Taylor and Francis/CRC Press, editor of “Handbook of Spintronics” by Springer (top 25%), and edited the very first spintronics book “Spintronic Materials and Technology” by CRC Press. He was winner of the EPSRC Advanced Fellowship award in 2000; and the VC’s outstanding achievement award in 2011. He had interviews with BBC News24 and New Scientists on Spintronics.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of York, Heslington, York, UK