The origin of magnetism in anatase Co-doped TiO2 magnetic semiconductors

Y.J. Lee

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    Dilute magnetic semiconductors (DMS) can be tailored by doping a small amount of elements containing a magnetic moment into host semiconductors, which leads to a new class of semiconductors with the functionality of tunable magnetic properties. Recently, oxide semiconductors have attained interests for the possibility of developing room temperature dilute magnetic semiconductors. However, a large number of conflicting results have pointed towards both an intrinsic and extrinsic origin for ferromagnetism. In earlier studies of oxides in relation to DMS, the controversy originated mainly from imprudent conclusions relying on measurements of macroscopic magnetic properties without careful structural studies of secondary phases in the materials under investigation. This thesis describes the results of experiments with a broad set of complementary tools to investigate the origin of ferromagnetism in anatase Co:TiO2, which shows room temperature magnetism and an anomalous Hall effect (AHE).
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    • van der Wiel, Wilfred G., Supervisor
    • de Jong, Michel P., Co-Supervisor
    Thesis sponsors
    Award date7 Oct 2010
    Place of PublicationZutphen
    Print ISBNs978-90-365-3082-8
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2010


    • EWI-19225
    • IR-73459
    • METIS-276274

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