Preparation and characterization of epitaxial Fe(001) thin films on GaAs(001)-based LED for spin injection

E. Schuster, W. Keune, F. Y. Lo, D. Reuter, A. Wieck, K. Westerholt

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We report on the successful fabrication and characterization of ferromagnetic Fe/Tb multilayer contacts with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) on the clean As-terminated surface of a GaAs(001)-based light-emitting diode (LED) structure. PMA was inferred from magnetometry and 57Fe conversion electron Mössbauer spectroscopy. Such contacts are a potential candidate for optical detection of electron spin injection from the remanent magnetic state into the semiconductor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-320
Number of pages8
JournalSuperlattices and Microstructures
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May 1
EventSpintronics: Spin Injection, Transport, and Manipulation - Bochum, Germany
Duration: 2004 Oct 112004 Oct 12



  • Electroluminescence
  • Light-emitting diode (LED)
  • Magnetic hysteresis
  • M̈ssbauer spectroscopy
  • Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy
  • Tb/Fe multilayer
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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