Investigations of GaAs based heterostructures for spintronics
Kochetov, Roman (2007)
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In the present work are reported investigations of structural, magnetic and electronic properties of GaAs/Ga1-xInxAs/GaAs quantum wells (QW) having a 0.5 - 1.8 monolayer thick Mn layer, separated from the quantum well by a 3 nm thick spacer. The structure of the samples is analyzed in details by photoluminescence and high-resolution X-ray difractometry and reflectometry, confirming that Mn atoms are practically absent from the QW. Transport properties and crystal structure are analyzed for the first time for this type of QW structures with so high mobility. Observedconductivity and the Hall effect in quantizing magnetic fields in wide temperature range, defined by transport of holes in the quantum well, demonstrate properties inherent to ferromagnetic systems with spin polarization of charge carriersin the QW. Investigation of the Shubnikov ¿ de Haas and the Hall effects gave the possibility to estimate the energy band parameters such as cyclotron mass andFermi level and calculate concentrations and mobilities of holes and show the high-quality of structures. Magnetic ordering is confirmed by the existence of the anomalous Hall effect.