Spin-polarized supercurrents for spintronics : A marriage between superconductivity and ferromagnetism is opening the door for new spin-based applications. / Eschrig, Matthias.

In: Physics Today, Vol. 64, No. 1, 01.01.2011, p. 43-49.

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The past decade has seen dramatic advances in designing and building structures that combine zero-resistance supercurrents of superconductors with the spin alignment of ferromagnets. The resulting spin-polarized supercurrents can propagate over long distances, and as a controllable source of spin states, they hold tantalizing promise for spintronics, an emerging field that exploits electrons’ spin degrees of freedom for electronic devices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-49
JournalPhysics Today
Volume64
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
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