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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

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MIKRO-ELEKTRONICA CENTRUM VZW
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Heverlee
Belgium

Participants (15)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue De La Physique 145 Université Grenoble 1 E45
38402 Saint-martin-d'heres
FOUNDATION OF RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS
Greece
Address
Vasilika Vouton
71110 Iraklion
Heriot-Watt University
United Kingdom
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Prince Consort Road
SW7 2BZ London
INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
32/46,Al. Lotnikow 32/46
02 668 Warszawa
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LASERS, PLASMA AND RADIATION PHYSICS
Romania
Address
Atomistilor 111
76900 Bucharest - Mugurele
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF OPTOELECTRONICS
Romania
Address
Street Atomistilor 1
76900 Bucuresti
QINETIQ LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
St Andrews Road
WR14 3PS Malvern
SHARP LABORATORIES OF EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Edmund Halley Road - Oxford Science Park
OX4 4GA Oxford /Cowley
UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Campo Grande, Ed. C 8
1749-016 Lisboa
UNIVERSITE DE LA MEDITERRANEE D'AIX-MARSEILLE II
France
Address
Parc Scientifique Et Technique De Luminy
13009 Marseille
UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER - GRENOBLE 1
France
Address
Rue De La Physique 121-140 Domaine Universitaire
38041 Grenoble
UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
UNIVERSITY OF WUERZBURG
Germany
Address
Am Hubland
97074 Wuerzburg
WARSAW UNIVERSITY
Poland
Address
69,Hoza 69
00 681 Warszawa