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spintronics  scientific and technical domain focused on using electron's spin, not its charge, to implement memory effect in electronic devices; idea is based on the inherent binarity of spin states; spins can only be aligned up or down.
electron spin, spin  electron spin is an inherent property of electrons; binary in nature (spin s = 1/2 or s = -1/2 only); this property of electron is exploited in the new generation of digital semiconductor devices (spintronics)in which electron's spin rather than its charge control device operation.
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Jerzy Ruzyllo is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Penn State University.



This book gives a complete account of semiconductor engineering covering semiconductor properties, semiconductor materials, semiconductor devices and their uses, process technology, fabrication processes, and semiconductor materials and process characterization.


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