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Title: Synchrotron Radiation Studies of Magnetic Thin Films
Author: Weaver, Jill Suzanne
ISNI:       0000 0001 3564 834X
Awarding Body: University of York
Current Institution: University of York
Date of Award: 2007
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The purpose of these studies has been to gain a better understanding of the relationships that govern the interfaces of ferromagnetic / ill-V semiconductor heterostructures and other materials. The results here in are expected to promote the development of next generation spin electronic devices which may open the way toward incorporating data processing and storage in a single device through the utilisation of both electron charge and spin. Development ofsuch devices relies a great deal on the quality ofinterface which can be set up between the semiconductor and ferromagnetic structures, as a poor interface leads to difficulty in carrier transport between the materials. Studies into interface magnetism, which can most effectively be carried out using the synchrotron technique of x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD), have been used to make substantial strides forward in the understanding of the importance of interface quality. It is hoped that these shidies involving synchrotron radiation, predominantly in the area of XMCD, wiJI help the further development ofnew spintronic technologies.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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