Relationship Between Structure and Magnetic Behaviour in ZnO-Based Systems

  • Clara Guglieri Rodríguez

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 139-146

About this book


This work studies the magnetic behavior of ZnO nanoparticles capped with different organic molecules and showing room-temperature ferromagnetism (RTFM). Of particular significance is the combination of element-specific X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) techniques, which demonstrates the intrinsic occurrence of RTFM in these systems and indicates that it is not related to the 3-D states of the metallic cation but is relayed along the conduction band of the semiconductor. The discovery of room-temperature ferromagnetism (RTFM) in semiconductors holds great promise in future spintronics technologies.  
Further results presented here include O K-edge XMCD studies, which demonstrate that the oxygen ions have a ferromagnetic response in these ZnO-based systems, providing the first direct support for claims regarding the appearance of oxygen ferromagnetism in oxide semiconductors at the nanoscale.


Core-shell structure Magnetic semiconductors Surface magnetism X-ray absorption spectroscopy X-ray magnetic circular dichroism Zinc oxide nanoparticles

Authors and affiliations

  • Clara Guglieri Rodríguez
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  1. 1.Consejo Superior de Investigaciones CientificasUniversity of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

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