Spintronics

Exploiting the electron spin in electronics is the central aim of spintronics. Thus, understanding spin transport poses one of the major challenges in this field. Our interests in this field have focused on GaMnAs which is a promising material for spintronics applications, transport properties near ferromagnetic phase transitions, as well as the anomalous Hall effect.


Grants

Selected publications

  • T.S. Nunner, G. Zarand, F. von Oppen
    Anomalous Hall effect in a two dimensional electron gas with magnetic impurities
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 236602 (2008)
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  • M.F. Borunda, T.S. Nunner, T. Lück, N.A. Sinitsyn, C. Timm, J. Wunderlich, T. Jungwirth, A.H. MacDonald, J. Sinova
    Absence of skew scattering in two-dimensional systems: Testing the origins of the anomalous Hall effect
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 066604 (2007)
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  • C. Timm
    Charge and magnetization inhomogeneities in diluted magnetic semiconductors
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 117201 (2006)
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  • C. Timm, M.E. Raikh, F. von Oppen
    Disorder-induced resistive anomaly near ferromagnetic phase transitions
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 036602 (2005)
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  • C. Timm
    Disorder effects in diluted magnetic semiconductors
    (topical review), J. Phys.: Condensed Matter 15, R1865 (2003)
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  • C. Timm, F. Schäfer, F. von Oppen
    Correlated defects, metal-insulator transition, and magnetic order in ferromagnetic semiconductors
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 137201 (2002)
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