Spin transport and dynamics in magnetic materials

From QCLab
Prof. Kab-Jin Kim (KAIST)
  • Speaker: Prof. Kab-Jin Kim (KAIST)
  • Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 17:00
  • Place: BK Seminar Room

Spintronics is an emerging field of nanoscale electronics involving the creation, manipulation and detection of electron spin. Over the past two decades, there have been tremendous studies to discover fundamentally new spin-related phenomena. Several intriguing phenomena, such as spin Hall effect, spin transfer torque and spin seebeck effect, have been indeed discovered. Spintronics has also unique fields of applications such as magnetic data storages or logics. Examples range from hard disk drive to magnetic random access memory or racetrack memory. All of these successes are based on understanding of spin transport and dynamics in magnetic materials. This talk will briefly review the recent discoveries in the field of spintronics and will discuss how the spin transport and dynamics have influenced for revealing the novel spin-related phenomena. Spintronic technologies will also be discussed including not only the key achievements but also the unsolved puzzles and challenges.