TOPIC Spin Circuits 
AREA Microelectronic Technologies & Devices  
SPEAKER Professor Supriyo Datta, Purdue University, Indiana, US 
DATE 4 June 2015, Thursday 
TIME 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm 
VENUE Seminar room E5-02-32, Engineering block E5, Faculty of Engineering, NUS 
FEES No Charge 

SYNOPSIS
There has been enormous progress in the last two decades effectively combining spintronics and nanomagnetics into a powerful force that is shaping the field of memory devices. New materials and phenomena continue to be discovered at an impressive rate, and provide an increasing set of building blocks that could eventually be exploited in designing transistor-like logic devices as well.

In this talk we will describe the concept of spin circuits which look superficially like ordinary circuits but the nodal currents and voltages have four components each, including three spin components in addition to the usual charge component. We will argue that such spin circuits provide a unifying framework both for analyzing composite experimental structures as well as for designing functional devices that integrate a wide range of materials and phenomena based on diverse physics.
 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Supriyo Datta received his B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur, India in 1975, his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1979 and joined Purdue University in 1981. He started his career in ultrasoincs, but since 1985 has focused on current flow in nanoscale electronic devices. The approach pioneered by his group for the description of quantum transport has been widely adopted in the field of nanoelectronics and he was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for this work. He is also known for his contributions to molecular electronics and spin electronics and has been recognized for his ability to communicate the significance of his research to scientists in other disciplines.
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