Ferromagnetic semiconductor GaMnAs

Sang Hoon Lee, Jaiho Chung, Xinyu Liu, Jacek K. Furdyna, Brian J. Kirby

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Abstract

The newly-developing spintronics technology requires materials that allow control of both the charge and the spin degrees of freedom of the charge carriers. Ferromagnetic semiconductors (SC) are considered suitable due to simultaneous presence of magnetic order and of semiconducting properties. GaMnAs is one of the most intensively studied ferromagnetic SC. In this paper we will review recent research and accomplishments regarding two technologically important properties - magnetic anisotropy and interlayer coupling - of GaMnAs-based multilayer structures, with an eye on their potential role in practical devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-21
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Today
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr 1

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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