Bilayer avalanche spin-diode logic

Joseph S. Friedman*, Eric R. Fadel, Bruce W. Wessels, Damien Querlioz, Alan V. Sahakian

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Scopus citations

Abstract

A novel spintronic computing paradigm is proposed and analyzed in which InSb p-n bilayer avalanche spin-diodes are cascaded to efficiently perform complex logic operations. This spin-diode logic family uses control wires to generate magnetic fields that modulate the resistance of the spin-diodes, and currents through these devices control the resistance of cascaded devices. Electromagnetic simulations are performed to demonstrate the cascading mechanism, and guidelines are provided for the development of this innovative computing technology. This cascading scheme permits compact logic circuits with switching speeds determined by electromagnetic wave propagation rather than electron motion, enabling high-performance spintronic computing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number117102
JournalAIP Advances
Volume5
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Bilayer avalanche spin-diode logic'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this