High-performance spintronic computing with magnetoresistive semiconductor heterojunctions

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Two recently proposed spintronic logic families, spin-diode logic and emitter-coupled spin-transistor logic, provide an opportunity for high-performance cascaded logic circuits. These logic families make use of magnetoresistive semiconductor heterojunctions, in which the presence of a magnetic field causes a large increase in resistance. Spin-diode logic and emitter-coupled spin-transistor logic produce highly compact circuits with superior speed and power characteristics. In particular, circuits realized in these logic families use three to ten times fewer devices than conventional CMOS. Additionally, there is minimal dynamic power dissipation, presenting a pathway for low power high performance computing beyond 10 GHz.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpintronics VI
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event6th Spintronics Symposium - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 25 2013Aug 29 2013


Other6th Spintronics Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Spintronics
  • beyond-CMOS computing
  • emerging technology
  • emitter-coupled spin-transistor logic
  • magnetoresistive semiconductor heterojunction
  • next generation computing
  • spin-diode logic
  • spintronic logic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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