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Intense Terahertz Excitation of Semiconductors

Sergey Ganichev and Willi Prettl

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528302
eISBN:
9780191713637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528302.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book presents high-power terahertz applications to semiconductors and semiconductor structures. It aims to bridge the gap between optics and microwave physics. It focuses on a core topic of ... More


Problems of Condensed Matter Physics: Quantum coherence phenomena in electron-hole and coupled matter-light systems

Alexei L. Ivanov and Sergei G. Tikhodeev (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199238873
eISBN:
9780191716652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238873.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The book, which is dedicated to Prof. Leonid V. Keldysh on his 75th anniversary, is a collection of review papers written by experts in condensed matter physics such as V. M. Agranovich, B. L. ... More


Semiconductor Nanostructures: Quantum states and electronic transport

Thomas Ihn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199534425
eISBN:
9780191715297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534425.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book presents the physics of semiconductor nanostructures with emphasis on their electronic transport properties. At its heart are five fundamental transport phenomena: quantized conductance, ... More


Simple Models of Magnetism

Ralph Skomski

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198570752
eISBN:
9780191718816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570752.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

For hundreds of years, models of magnetism have been pivotal in the understanding and advancement of science and technology, from the Earth's interpretation as a magnetic dipole to quantum mechanics, ... More


Dynamics of nano‐magnetic oscillators

T. Dunn, A. L. Chudnovskiy, and A. Kamenev

in Fluctuating Nonlinear Oscillators: From Nanomechanics to Quantum Superconducting Circuits

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199691388
eISBN:
9780191742255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691388.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter explores how non-equilibrium noise affects spin-torque switching elements and oscillators. It first discusses the deterministic dynamics of magnetic tunnel junctions, introducing a ... More


Spin Current

Sadamichi Maekawa, Sergio O. Valenzuela, Eiji Saitoh, and Takashi Kimura (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198787075
eISBN:
9780191829147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787075.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Since the discovery of the giant magnetoresistance effect in magnetic multilayers in 1988, a new branch of physics and technology, called spin-electronics or spintronics, has emerged, where the flow ... More


Electrons in Molecules: From Basic Principles to Molecular Electronics

Jean-Pierre Launay and Michel Verdaguer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198814597
eISBN:
9780191852411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814597.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The book treats in a unified way electronic properties of molecules (magnetic, electrical, photophysical), culminating with the mastering of electrons, i.e. molecular electronics and spintronics and ... More


Magnetic materials

L. Solymar, D. Walsh, and R. R. A. Syms

in Electrical Properties of Materials

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198829942
eISBN:
9780191868504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829942.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Macroscopic and microscopic theories of magnetic polarization are discussed. The origin of domains, domain walls, and of the hysteresis curve and the contrast between soft and hard magnetic materials ... More


Quantum Processes in Semiconductors

Brian K. Ridley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199677214
eISBN:
9780191760624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677214.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book sets out the fundamental quantum processes that are important in the physics and technology of semiconductors in a relatively informal style. The fifth edition includes new chapters that ... More


Spin Current

Sadamichi Maekawa, Sergio O. Valenzuela, Eiji Saitoh, and Takashi Kimura (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199600380
eISBN:
9780191775062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600380.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Since the discovery of the giant magnetoresistance effect in magnetic multilayers in 1988, a new branch of physics and technology, called spin-electronics or spintronics, has emerged, where the flow ... More


Introduction

E. Saitoh

in Spin Current

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199600380
eISBN:
9780191775062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600380.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter is an introduction to the concept of spin current, the detailed formulation of which is not simple by any means and is still a challenging undertaking. However, it is a useful and ... More


Spin polarization in magnets

K. Takanashi and Y. Sakuraba

in Spin Current

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199600380
eISBN:
9780191775062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600380.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter explains how the exchange splitting between up- and down-spin bands in ferromagnets unexceptionally generates spin-polarised electronic states at the Fermi energy. The quantity of spin ... More


Theory of spinmotive forces in ferromagnetic structures

S. E. Barnes

in Spin Current

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199600380
eISBN:
9780191775062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600380.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter begins with Faraday's law, which states that electromotive forces power everything by virtue of the charge e of an electron, and introduces spinmotive forces which reflect the magnetic ... More


Spin caloritronics

G. E. W. Bauer

in Spin Current

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199600380
eISBN:
9780191775062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600380.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter focuses on spin caloritronics, the field combining thermoelectrics with spintronics and nanomagnetism. The term ‘caloritronics’ has recently been introduced to describe the endeavour to ... More


Spin generation and manipulation based on spin–orbit interaction in semiconductors

J. Nitta

in Spin Current

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199600380
eISBN:
9780191775062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600380.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter focuses on the electron spin degree of freedom in semiconductor spintronics. Exploitation of the spin degree of freedom for the conduction carriers provides a key strategy for finding ... More


Electrons in Molecules: From Basic Principles to Molecular Electronics

Jean-Pierre Launay and Michel Verdaguer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199297788
eISBN:
9780191747021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297788.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book treats in a unified way electronic properties of molecules (magnetic, electrical, photophysical), culminating with the mastering of electrons: molecular electronics. Chapter 1 reviews basic ... More


The mastered electron: molecular electronics

Jean-Pierre Launay and Michel Verdaguer

in Electrons in Molecules: From Basic Principles to Molecular Electronics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199297788
eISBN:
9780191747021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297788.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

After an historical account of the evolution which led to the concept of molecular electronics, the ‘hybrid molecular electronics’ approach (molecules connected to nano-sized metallic electrodes) is ... More


Spin generation and manipulation based on spin-orbit interaction in semiconductors

J. Nitta

in Spin Current

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198787075
eISBN:
9780191829147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787075.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter focuses on the electron spin degree of freedom in semiconductor spintronics. In particular, the electrostatic control of the spin degree of freedom is an advantageous technology over ... More


Spin and polarisation

Alexey V. Kavokin, Jeremy J. Baumberg, Guillaume Malpuech, and Fabrice P. Laussy

in Microcavities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198782995
eISBN:
9780191826221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782995.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

In this chapter we consider a complex set of optical phenomena linked to the spin dynamics of exciton-polaritons in semiconductor microcavities. We review a few important experiments that reveal the ... More


The mastered electron: molecular electronics and spintronics, molecular machines

Jean-Pierre Launay and Michel Verdaguer

in Electrons in Molecules: From Basic Principles to Molecular Electronics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198814597
eISBN:
9780191852411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814597.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

After a historical account of the evolution which led to the concept of Molecular Electronics, the “Hybrid Molecular Electronics” approach (that is, molecules connected to nanosized metallic ... More


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