Introduction to spin, quantum mechanics of spin, spin-orbit interaction, spins and magnetism in confined structures, spin relaxation, passive spintronic devices: spin valve, magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJ), spin transfer torque based MTJ, micromagnetics, Magnetic RAM (MRAM) technology, active spintronic devices: spin transistors, advanced topics: spin currents, magneto-optic effects, spin caloritronic devices, spin-Hall devices, all spin logic and spin based quantum computing
Texts/References: * Introduction to spintronics- S. Bandyopadhyay and M. Cahay, CRC Press (2008) * Spin Current, Ed. S. Maekawa et. al., Oxford Science Publications, 2011,Nanomagnetism and spintronics. Ed. T. Shinjo, Elsevier (2009).