Spin-polarized transport through a ZnSe/Zn1-xMnxSe heterostructure under an applied electric field

Yong Guo, Hao Wang, Bing Lin Gu, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe

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Abstract

We investigate spin-dependent transport through a band-gap-matched ZnSe/Zn1-xMnxSe heterostructure with a single paramagnetic layer under influence of both an electric and a magnetic field. It is shown that the magnetic-field tunable potential and its symmetry in this system can be significantly modulated by the electric field, which results in obvious dependence of the magnitude of the electronic spin polarization on the electric field magnitude. The results obtained in this work might shed light on the development of new electron-polarized devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6614-6617
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume88
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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