<b>PHYSICS GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM</b><br>Spintronic Devices and Spin Physics in Bulk Semiconductors
Moore’s law, the observation that the number of transistors on a chip doubles every year, cannot hold indefinitely. As the information density of traditional computers reaches its limit, and their power consumption increases, researchers are looking for alternatives. While there is much interest in quantum computation, the field of spintronics is also a very promising alternative, with several devices already on the market. In this talk, I will discuss several of these devices and how they compare to their traditional counterparts, as well as my own research on creating and manipulating spin polarizations in bulk semiconductors all-electrically.