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Research project

Spintronic device in Si/Ge Heterostructures

Project overview

Spin-dependent transport is investigated in a Ni/Ge/AlGaAs junction with an electrodeposited Ni contact. Spin-polarized electrons are excited by optical spin orientation and are subsequently used to measure the spin dependent conductance at the Ni/Ge Schottky interface. We demonstrate electron spin transport and electrical extraction from the Ge layer at room temperature.


Lead researcher

Professor Kees De Groot


Research interests

  • Radio-Frequency and Microwave Devices
  • 2 dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides  Transistors
  • Smart Radiative Cooling and RF control of smart glass using metal oxides such as Al-doped ZnO and W-doped VO2
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