• Journal of Semiconductors
  • Vol. 40, Issue 8, 081508 (2019)
Li Xiaoxi1、2, Dong Baojuan1、2, Sun Xingdan1、2, Wang Hanwen1、2, Yang Teng1、2, Yu Guoqiang3、4, and Vitto Han Zheng1、2
Author Affiliations
  • 1Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China
  • 2School of Material Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
  • 3Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
  • 4Center of Materials Science and Optoelectronics Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
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    Abstract

    Magnetic orderings, i.e., the spontaneous alignment of electron spins below a critical temperature, have been playing key roles in modern science and technologies for both the wide applications of magnetic recording for information storage and the vibrant potential of solid state electronic spin devices (also known as spintronics) for logic operations. In the past decades, thanks to the development of thin film technologies, magnetic thin films via sputtering or epitaxial growth have made the spintronic devices possible at the industrial scale. Yet thinner materials at lower costs with more versatile functionalities are highly desirable for advancing future spintronics. Recently, van der Waals magnetic materials, a family of magnets that can in principle be exfoliated down to the monolayer limit, seem to have brought tremendous opportunities: new generation van der Waals spintronic devices can be seamlessly assembled with possible applications such as optoelectronics, flexible electronics, and etc. Moreover, those exfoliated spintronic devices can potentially be compatible with the famed metal-oxide field effect transistor architectures, allowing the harness of spin performances through the knob of an electrostatic field.
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    Xiaoxi Li, Baojuan Dong, Xingdan Sun, Hanwen Wang, Teng Yang, Guoqiang Yu, Zheng Vitto Han. Perspectives on exfoliated two-dimensional spintronics[J]. Journal of Semiconductors, 2019, 40(8): 081508
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    Category: Reviews
    Received: Jun. 25, 2019
    Accepted: --
    Published Online: Sep. 18, 2021
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