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Ferromagnetic semiconductors and novel magnetic - semiconductor heterostructures for improved knowledge on spintronics

Objective

The Fertile project addresses the research and development of ferromagnetic semiconductor materials and heterostructures as a novel materials for electronic and optoelectronic applications. The objectives of the project are the realisation of ferromagnetic semiconductors based on GaAs and GaN. We aim at developing these materials using Molecular Beam Epitaxial growth and to fully characterize the magnetic, electrical and optical properties. Further, the experimental effort is supported by theoretical modelling of all-important physical properties. Based on the achievements in uniform thin film growth and the predictions from theoretical work, various heterostructures will be fabricated. This will enable to explore the potential of novel devices based on the electronic spin degree of freedom provided by the ferromagnetic semiconductor materials, which is not yet fully exploited in today’s (opto-) electronic components

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Coordinator

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MIKRO-ELEKTRONICA CENTRUM VZW

Address

Kapeldreef 75
3001 Heverlee

Belgium

Administrative Contact

Gilbert DECLERCK (Prof.)

Participants (15)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

FOUNDATION OF RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS

Greece

Heriot-Watt University

United Kingdom

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Poland

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LASERS, PLASMA AND RADIATION PHYSICS

Romania

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF OPTOELECTRONICS

Romania

QINETIQ LIMITED

United Kingdom

SHARP LABORATORIES OF EUROPE LTD

United Kingdom

UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA

Portugal

UNIVERSITE DE LA MEDITERRANEE D'AIX-MARSEILLE II

France

UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER - GRENOBLE 1

France

UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF WUERZBURG

Germany

WARSAW UNIVERSITY

Poland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G5RD-CT-2001-00535

  • Start date

    1 October 2001

  • End date

    31 March 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 664 931

  • EU contribution

    € 3 504 962

Coordinated by:

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MIKRO-ELEKTRONICA CENTRUM VZW

Belgium