Chiral Induced Spin Selectivity
This issue comprises studies into the fundamental relationship between chiral matter and electronic spin. Chiral induced spin selectivity (CISS) refers to spin-dependent electron transmission and electron displacement in chiral matter. In particular, the electron's velocity and the molecule's enantiomeric form are thought to be controlling factors for determining the preferred spin (up versus down) during molecular conduction. Experiments manifesting CISS have ranged from redox biology, to chemistry and condensed matter physics. Development of a quantitative theory for CISS, fundamental studies into CISS, and implications of CISS in spintronics, electrocatalysis, and biology are high priority targets today.
Guest Editors: Ron Naaman, Joseph Subotnik, David H. Waldeck, with JCP Editors David Manolopoulos and Tim Lian.