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Spin Transport in Low-Dimensional System and Carbon-Based Materials
Call for Papers
This special issue is devoted to the broad and rapidly evolving field of spin transport in low-dimensional system and carbon-based materials.
Spin physics has been initially studied mainly in magnetic metals. Nowadays, it is under investigation in a very wide class of materials ranging from semiconductors, magnetic semiconductors, carbon-based materials, magnetic nanowires, and oxide interfaces to, more recently, topological insulators. It is also responsible for anomalous superconductivity in magnetic superconductor interfaces.
Spintronics is already one of the building blocks of modern magneto-electronic devices, but the electron spin degree of freedom can offer more. For instance, it has been shown that it is one of the main actors in the anomalous properties of a recent class of materials named topological insulators. Topological materials go beyond the Landau paradigm of phase transition and open a new era in condensed matter physics.
Moreover, spins can be one of the building blocks for future quantum information technology and can be exploited to improve performances of modern nanoelectronic and optoelectronic devices tout court.
While spintronics appears to be a mature research field, still several questions are opened and deserve attention in the near future to fully exploit the power encoded in the electronic spin degree of freedom. For instance, while strong achievements have been made in the last years, the problems of efficient injection, transport, manipulation, and detection of spin currents or domains in semiconductor/carbon-based spintronic material remain of crucial relevance and timeliness.
We are interested in articles describing novel phenomena related to spin physics in condensed matter devices. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Spin transport in nanostructured semiconducting devices
- Optical or optoelectrical properties of solid state devices
- Emerging spin properties of topological insulators
- Preparation, manipulation, and detection of spin state for future quantum information technology
- Decoherence effect and spin relaxation due to the interaction of spins with environmental degrees of freedom
- Design of new spintronic devices based on carbon-based material as graphene and carbon nanotubes
Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/acmp/guidelines. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/acmp/spin/ according to the following timetable:
|Manuscript Due||Friday, 3 May 2013|
|First Round of Reviews||Friday, 26 July 2013|
|Publication Date||Friday, 20 September 2013|
Lead Guest Editor
- Dario Bercioux, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg, 79085 Freiburg im Breisau, Germany; Department of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA