Ferromagnetic semiconductors: Moving beyond (Ga,Mn)As

A. H. Macdonald, P. Schiffer, N. Samarth

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Abstract

The recent developments of molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) techniques for growth of ferromagnetic semiconductors and their applications in spintronics were discussed. Among the materials created with this technique and studied were Ga, Mn and As in which optimization of growth techniques led to reproducible materials properties and ferromagnetic transition temperatures. It was believed that the progress made with these materials suggests strategies that can help guide the search for new diluted magnetic semiconductors (DMS) ferromagnets. The efforts will yield ferromagnetism at high temperature for applications, motivating the study of other related materials as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-202
Number of pages8
JournalNature Materials
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005

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Semiconductor materials
ferromagnetism
Magnetoelectronics
molecular beam epitaxy
Ferromagnetism
transition temperature
Molecular beam epitaxy
Superconducting transition temperature
optimization
Materials properties
Temperature
Diluted magnetic semiconductors

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  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Macdonald, A. H., Schiffer, P., & Samarth, N. (2005). Ferromagnetic semiconductors: Moving beyond (Ga,Mn)As. Nature Materials, 4(3), 195-202. https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat1325

Ferromagnetic semiconductors : Moving beyond (Ga,Mn)As. / Macdonald, A. H.; Schiffer, P.; Samarth, N.

In: Nature Materials, Vol. 4, No. 3, 03.2005, p. 195-202.

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Macdonald, AH, Schiffer, P & Samarth, N 2005, 'Ferromagnetic semiconductors: Moving beyond (Ga,Mn)As', Nature Materials, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 195-202. https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat1325
Macdonald, A. H. ; Schiffer, P. ; Samarth, N. / Ferromagnetic semiconductors : Moving beyond (Ga,Mn)As. In: Nature Materials. 2005 ; Vol. 4, No. 3. pp. 195-202.
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