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Making ferromagnetic semiconductors out of III-V nitride semiconductors
Author(s): Hisao Makino; J. J. Kim; P. P. Chen; M. W. Cho; Takafumi Yao
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Paper Abstract

Transition metal doped III-V nitrides including Mn- or Cr-doped GaN and InN are grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). Structural, electronic and magnetic properties have been investigated. Cr-doped GaN shows room temperature ferromagnetism. Bulk sensitive high-energy x-ray photoemission spectroscopy is performed at SPring-8 to elucidate electronic structure of Cr-doped GaN. It is found that the doped Cr contributes to form gap states, which pin the Fermi level. The gap state is attributed to Ga 4s originated state caused by strong hybridization between Cr 3d and band electrons of host GaN. InN-based system were grown by low temperature MBE. Highly Mn-doped InN shows spin-glass states. Anti-ferromagnetic interaction between Mn ions in InN was suggested. Contrary to the Mn-doped InN, Cr-doped InN shows ferromagnetic property at room temperature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5774, Fifth International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications, (8 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.607265
Show Author Affiliations
Hisao Makino, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
J. J. Kim, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
P. P. Chen, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
M. W. Cho, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Takafumi Yao, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5774:
Fifth International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications
Junhao Chu; Zongsheng Lai; Lianwei Wang; Shaohui Xu, Editor(s)

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