Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The science that deals with spintronic phenomena.
  • noun Spintronic devices and systems.

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  • noun physics The storage and transfer of information using the spin state of electrons as well as their charge

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[spin + (elec)tronics.]

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Blend of spin and electronics, or spin transport electronics.

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  • 'Spintronics, or spin electronics, refers to the study of the role played by electron (and more generally nuclear) spin in solid state physics, and possible devices that specifically exploit spin properties instead of or in addition to charge degrees of freedom.' (umd.edu)

    Nothing to do with politics, as it turns out (no pun intended).

    December 6, 2007

  • I think that the moment has come,

    As qubits have turned my brain numb,

    To abandon spintronics

    For frosty gin tonics

    And concede that I simply am dumb.

    February 11, 2016