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Magnetic Dichroism Studies of Spintronic Structures

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-6892-5_29 DOI Help

Authors: Yongbing Xu (Nanjing University) , David D. Awschalom (University of Chicago) , Junsaku Nitta (Tohoku University) , Wenqing Liu (York-Nanjing Joint Center for Spintronics and Nano Engineering) , Yongbing Xu (Nanjing University) , Sameh Hassan (The University of York) , Jill Weaver (The University of York) , Gerrit Van Der Laan (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Handbook Of Spintronics , PAGES 709 - 755

State: Published (Approved)
Published: January 2016

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) effec

Subject Areas: Materials

Technical Areas: Magnets , Theoretical Physics