Spintronics - A retrospective and perspective

  title={Spintronics - A retrospective and perspective},
  author={Stuart A. Wolf and Almadena Yu. Chtchelkanova and Daryl M. Treger},
  journal={IBM J. Res. Dev.},
Spintronics is a rapidly emerging field of science and technology that will most likely have a significant impact on the future of all aspects of electronics as we continue to move into the 21st century. Conventional electronics are based on the charge of the electron. Attempts to use the other fundamental property of an electron, its spin, have given rise to a new, rapidly evolving field, known as spintronics, an acronym for spin transport electronics that was first introduced in 1996 to… 

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