Room temperature ferromagnetism at the interface between nonmagnetic semiconductors

Yuka Yazaki, Masayuki Suda, Naoto Kameyama, Yasuaki Einaga

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Abstract

We show experimentally that room-temperature ferromagnetism can be induced in ZnO/ZnS core/shell nanoparticles without any magnetic components. This ferromagnetism could be attributed to p-p coupling interactions between S 3p and O 2p electrons arising from the redistribution of charges between Zn and O or S atoms. Our present findings possibly open up a new way for introducing magnetism in semiconductor-based "spintronics" devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-595
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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