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Spin Injector and Detector Characterization and Fabrication
One portion of the project focuses on characterization of iron-silicide (Fe3Si) for use as a spin injector and detector.  Current research efforts include stabilizing an epitaxial bcc iron-rich phase on Si and understanding how different compositions of this phase affect transport and magnetic properties.  The ability to precisely control these properties is essential in developing a spintronic device.  The second portion of this project focuses on development of a device to inject and subsequently detect spin polarized electrons in silicon.  Current research efforts are focused on taking advantage of shape anisotropy to modulate the resistance of the device.

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