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Rare Earth and Transition Metal Doping of Semiconductor Materials

Synthesis, Magnetic Properties and Room Temperature Spintronics

1st Edition - January 23, 2016

Editors: Volkmar Dierolf, Ian Ferguson, John M Zavada

Language: English
eBook ISBN:
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Rare Earth and Transition Metal Doping of Semiconductor Material explores traditional semiconductor devices that are based on control of the electron’s electric charge. This boo… Read more

Rare Earth and Transition Metal Doping of Semiconductor Materials

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Rare Earth and Transition Metal Doping of Semiconductor Material explores traditional semiconductor devices that are based on control of the electron’s electric charge.

This book looks at the semiconductor materials used for spintronics applications, in particular focusing on wide band-gap semiconductors doped with transition metals and rare earths. These materials are of particular commercial interest because their spin can be controlled at room temperature, a clear opposition to the most previous research on Gallium Arsenide, which allowed for control of spins at supercold temperatures.

Part One of the book explains the theory of magnetism in semiconductors, while Part Two covers the growth of semiconductors for spintronics. Finally, Part Three looks at the characterization and properties of semiconductors for spintronics, with Part Four exploring the devices and the future direction of spintronics.