Hybrid Ferromagnetic-Semiconductor Structure

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Science  23 Nov 1990:
Vol. 250, Issue 4984, pp. 1092-1097
DOI: 10.1126/science.250.4984.1092


Ultrahigh-vacuum growth techniques are now being used to grow single-crystal films of magnetic materials. These growth procedures, carried out in the same molecular beam epitaxy systems commonly used for the growth of semiconductor films, have yielded a variety of new materials and structures that may prove useful for integrated electronics and integrated optical device applications. Examples are given for growth on GaAs and ZnSe, including magnetic sandwiches and patterned structures.

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