SpintechX will highlight fundamental physical phenomena related to spin-dependent effects in condensed matter while also drawing attention to recent advances in the development of new spintronic materials, structures, and devices, including those related to quantum information science. The school will take place during the first half of the week to orient students and newcomers to this emerging field, followed by a conference aimed at stimulating progress in new materials, measurement, and theory of spintronic systems.


The Spintech series was launched in Hawaii (2001) with the objective of highlighting the latest developments in using spin-dependent phenomena for nanoelectronics and quantum technologies. Since its inception, it has become a biennial event attracting leading researchers from physics, chemistry, materials science, and device engineering. Past events were held at:

  • Fukuoka, Japan (2017)
  • Basel, Switzerland (2015)
  • Chicago, USA (2013)
  • Matsue, Japan (2011)
  • Cracow, Poland (2009)
  • Hawaii, USA (2007)
  • Hyogo, Japan (2005)
  • Brugge, Belgium (2003)
  • Hawaii, USA (2001)


The topics include experimental and theoretical investigations of:

  • Spin-dependent transport phenomena
  • Spin-dependent optical phenomena
  • Spin-dependent thermal phenomena
  • Spin current generation, manipulation, and detection
  • Spin coherence and manipulation
  • Topological insulators and graphene
  • Spintronic materials including metals, semiconductors, and insulators (both organic and inorganic materials)
  • Quantum information processing (including atoms in vacuum, etc.)
  • Spintronic devices and applications
  • Spin related phenomena

Conference Chairs

David Awschalom

Michael Flatté