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Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics and ERATO Semiconductor Spintronics Project, al. Lotników 32/46, Warszawa 02-668, Poland
Prospects in applications of semiconductor spintronics for classical and quantum information hard-ware will be presented. Materials issues will be emphasized focussing on ferromagnetic semiconductors  and also on hybrid ferromagnetic metal/semiconductor systems, taking the Stern-Gerlach spin-filter as an example . Various functionalities of ferromagnetic semiconductors will be listed, including electron and hole spin injection, tunnelling magnetoresistance , spin-reorientation transition  as well as current-induced induced domain-wall displacement  and resistance .
The work supported in part by projects NANOSPIN of EC and SPINTRA of European Science Foundation as well as by Humboldt Foundation.
1. T. Dietl and H. Ohno, Materials Today 9 (11) (2006) 18, and references therein.
Presentation: Invited at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2007, Acta Materialia Gold Medal Workshop, by Tomasz Dietl
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2007
Submitted: 2007-05-19 09:33 Revised: 2009-06-07 00:44