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Hideo Ohno, Mark D. Stiles, Bernard Dieny


Scope: This special issue covers recent developments in spintronics, where the spin degree of freedom of electrons is used to harness otherwise inaccessible capabilities. We have witnessed a wide range of progress, particularly in the past 10 years, spanning topics from sensors for magnetic recording, which provides the basis of cloud systems; through nonvolatile memories; the low power logic circuits needed for the coming internet-of-things; rf-generation and communications; "spin- caloritronics," a new path to utilize the wasted heat energy; to topics involving technology that is early in development: voltage-control of magnetism, spin-based quantum computing and sensing, and bioinspired computing.
Proceedings of the IEEE


MRAM, read head, magnetic sensor, bio-inspired computing, neuromorphic computing, three terminal device, spin caloratronics, Seebeck effect, Nano-oscillator, magnetic tunnel junction, three- terminal devices, embedded memory, electric-field control of magnetism, quantum technologies, skyrmions


Ohno, H. , Stiles, M. and Dieny, B. (2016), Spintronics, Proceedings of the IEEE, [online],, (Accessed June 17, 2024)


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Created September 19, 2016, Updated October 12, 2021