Chapter 5 Spintronic Properties of Ferromagnetic Semiconductors

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Ferromagnetic semiconductors show a variety of spintronic properties, and most of which have not been accessible in conventional semiconductor devices and magnetic devices based on ferromagnetic metals. The devices based on ferromagnetic semiconductors can deal with semiconducting and magnetic functionalities simultaneously, and thus are being used to explore their potential application as well as physics involved in the device application. Since the operating temperature above room temperature is crucial for the application, a large effort is continuing to established ferromagnetic semiconductors with the Curie temperature well above room temperature. Our knowledge of the spintronic properties will be useful when appropriate ferromagnetic semiconductors in usage are once discovered. A number of new experimental findings have emerged and new ideas have embodied in the device operation, however, they are still in the elementary level from the technological point of view. In order to advance the area, we should clarify the architecture to realize the systems for special and even general purposes by making the most of the advantage of the devices based on ferromagnetic semiconductors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Treatise
PublisherAcademic Press Inc.
Number of pages34
ISBN (Print)9780080449562
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameSemiconductors and Semimetals
ISSN (Print)0080-8784

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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