Breakdown of objectives into tasks
Task 1a. Spin injection using diluted magnetic semiconductors.
Task 1b. Spin injection using high-impedance ferromagnet/semiconductor junction.
Task 1c. Detection of injected spin currents.
Task 1d. Development of appropriate theoretical models.
Task 2a. Quasi-classical theory of spin-dependent transport.
Task 2b. FN structures.
Task 2c. FS structures.
Task 3a. Quantum dots (Kondo effect, spin coherence times, double dots, spins in dots as qubits).
Task 3b. Quantum wires (ballistic, diffusive transport, spin coherence times, spin-charge separation).
Task 3c. Quantum point contacts (conductance quantization, spin-valve magnetoresistance).
Task 3d. Magnetic single-electron transistors (tunneling magnetoresistance, spin accumulation).
Task 3e. Hybrid multilayers (spin-valve effect).
Task 3f. Spin supercurrents in thin ferromagnetic films.
Task 4a. Microscopic models for small magnets.
Task 4b. Magnetic nanograins (discrete states).
Summary of contributions to tasks from individual teams
(In the table below, a 'X' indicates that a team will contribute to a given task.)