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Handbook of Spintronics

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-7604-3 DOI Help

Authors: Wenqing Liu (York-Nanjing Joint Center for Spintronics and Nano Engineering) , Sameh Hassan (The University of York) , Jill Weaver (University of Leeds) , Gerrit Van Der Laan (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Book Chapter

State: Published (Approved)
Published: March 2015
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 12660

Abstract: The rise of spintronics has been closely linked with the development of instrumentation in nano-characterization over the past 20 years. The experimental side of spintronic research today has moved to a point where the paramount urgency is to use materials of the highest perfection and homogeneity as well as analysis tools with atomic sensitivity. Such criteria require usually exclusive techniques, dedicated equipment, and extreme physical conditions, such as ultrahigh vacuum, low temperatures, high fields, etc. This chapter presents some of the most advanced experimental tools, i.e., synchrotron-based magnetic dichroism techniques, which have facilitated the studies of many cutting-edge subjects of spintronics, such as the heterojunction interfacial magnetism, magnetic proximity effect, magnetism in diluted magnetic semiconductors (DMSs), doped topological insulators, half-metallic alloys, magnetic domain structures, and spin transfer torque (STT) effect.

Journal Keywords: spintronics

Subject Areas: Physics, Materials

Instruments: I10-Beamline for Advanced Dichroism

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