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Project C2

Ferromagnetic Proximity Effect in Ferromagnetic-Semiconductor Hybrid Structures

The project focuses on the coupling of spins in a ferromagnet to carrier spins in a non-magnetic semiconductor close to the ferromagnet/semiconductor interface (the proximity effect). We will study the two main mechanisms responsible for the proximity effect: spin dependent tunneling through the interface and s-d (p-d) exchange interaction between electrons (holes) and magnetic ions. The strength of each of the mechanisms will be optimized by a proper choice of ferromagnetic material. Finally, we will concentrate on optical and electrical control of the ferromagnet‘s magnetization in hybrid structures with strong exchange interaction.

Research Staff

Researcher Affiliation Position
Prof. Dr. Ilya A. Akimov TU Dortmund Principal Investigator
Prof. Dr. Vladimir L. Korenev Ioffe Institute Principal Investigator
Dr. Olga Ken Ioffe Institute Associated Scientist