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spintronics Syllabification: spin·tron·ics
Pronunciation: /ˌspinˈträniks/

Definition of spintronics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
A field of electronics in which electron spin is manipulated to yield a desired outcome.
Example sentences
  • A third key area of research will focus on spintronics, or electron spin.
  • They might also help scientists learn how to use the electron's ‘spin’, as well as its charge, to carry information in a new field known as spintronics.
  • Researchers in the field of spintronics are developing devices that use ‘spin polarized ‘electric currents - currents dominated by either spin up or spin down electrons.’


a spintronic transistor that could play a major role in the quest for quantum computing
More example sentences
  • Spintronics is also being looked at to drive so-called Magnetic RAM, and eventually in the potential development of spintronic transistors, characterized by their low power consumption.
  • Such detail will be valuable in understanding and engineering the properties of future nanoscale spintronic devices.
  • So SmAl 2 could someday be used in spintronic applications that require a zero-magnetic field, such as a spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscope.
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