Spin dependent transport in magnetic nanostructures [ 2002 - 2004 ]

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Researchers Dr RL Stamps

Brief description The ability to use electron spin in electronic circuits has opened new possibilities for designing devices. A well known example is the giant magnetoresistance, a phenomena discovered over fifteen years ago that now plays a key role in current high density magnetic disc drives. Future developments will involve spin dependent transport through structures wherein quantum interference effects will be important. Two basic problems facing the construction of a complete theory of transport in such ?mesoscopic? conductors will be solved in this project. The results will provide important insights into the dynamics of spin transport through structures such as magnetic nano-wires.

Funding Amount $14,400

Funding Scheme Linkage International

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