GaAs-Fe3Si semiconductor-ferromagnet core-shell nanowires for spintronics

Maria Hilse, Bernd Jenichen, Jens Herfort

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Semiconductor-ferromagnet core-shell nanowires (SFCSNWs) with a high-quality ferromagnet like the binary Heusler alloy Fe3Si are regarded as promising candidates to enable the fabrication of new forward-looking devices in the field of spintronics and magnetic recording. This chapter presents an overview of the fabrication and properties of such GaAs-Fe3Si SFCSNWs. SFCSNW hybrid structures were grown by molecular beam epitaxy and analyzed by scanning and transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Mössbauer spectroscopy, superconducting quantum interference device magnetometry, and magnetic force microscopy. The analysis showed that the SFCSNWs indeed possess all the prerequisites to enable new high-quality devices for spintronics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNovel Compound Semiconductor Nanowires
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials, Devices, and Applications
PublisherPan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd.
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9789814745772
ISBN (Print)9789814745765
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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