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Transition Metals and Silicon

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Transition Metals and Silicon (English shop)

Magnetic Properties of Thin Films, Impurities, and Heusler Alloys on the Atomic Scale

Benjamin Geisler (Author)


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ISBN-13 (Hard Copy) 9783954049448
ISBN-13 (eBook) 9783736949447
Language English
Page Number 236
Lamination of Cover glossy
Edition 1. Aufl. Hardcover
Publication Place Göttingen
Place of Dissertation Duisburg-Essen
Publication Date 2015-03-12
General Categorization Dissertation
Departments Physics
Physics of condensed matter (including physics of solid bodies, optics)
Keywords magnetism, silicon, transition metals, silicides, Heusler alloys, spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy, density functional theory, hybrid functionals, electronic correlations, spintronics, spincalorics, surfaces, interfaces, thin films, dilute magnetic semiconductors, impurity clusters, magnetic organic molecules, magnetic tunnel junctions

The present, richly illustrated book takes the reader on a tour through the field of modern spintronics, discussing key aspects such as ferromagnetic thin films, dilute magnetic semiconductors, and magnetic tunnel junctions. It demonstrates different approaches to a detailed understanding of magnetism and materials properties on the atomic scale, as required by the ongoing miniaturization of electronics. Due to their technological relevance, the focus lies on silicon and different transition metals like chromium, manganese, and iron.

Among others, the following questions are addressed from the viewpoint of state-of-the-art computational physics: Is the scanning tunneling microscope capable of resolving even complex film atomic structures? How can we use its spin-sensitive form to gain insight into interactions of magnetic impurities in bulk semiconductors? Why is chromium-doped silicon especially interesting? Does one need a Seebeck coefficient to obtain spincaloric properties ab initio?