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Introduction to the Physics of Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors

  • Jan A. Gaj
  • Jacek Kossut
  • Deals with a new class of materials, diluted magnetic semiconductors

  • International top researchers present the state-of-the-art as well as the basics and applications of these materials

  • A valuable reference for researchers and engineers alike

  • Also serves as a text for graduate students


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 144)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. J. K. Furdyna, S. Lee, M. Dobrowolska, T. Wojtowicz, X. Liu
    Pages 103-160
  3. F. Henneberger, J. Puls
    Pages 161-190
  4. Dmitri R. Yakovlev, Wolfgang Ossau
    Pages 221-262
  5. Dmitri R. Yakovlev, Igor A. Merkulov
    Pages 263-303
  6. T. M. Giebultowicz, H. Kępa
    Pages 419-463
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 465-469

About this book


The book deals with diluted magnetic semiconductors, a class of materials important to the emerging field of spintronics. In these materials semiconducting properties, both transport and optical, are influenced by the presence of magnetic ions. It concentrates on basic physical mechanisms (e.g. carrier-ion and ion-ion interactions) and resulting phenomena (e.g. magnetic polaron formation and spin relaxation). Introduction to the Physics of Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors is addressed to graduate-level and doctoral students and young researchers entering the field. The authors have been actively involved in the creation of this branch of semiconductor physics.


Diluted magnetic semiconductors Semiconductor Semimagnetic semiconductors d-d exchange interaction quantum dot s,p-d exchange interaction spintronics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan A. Gaj
    • 1
  • Jacek Kossut
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Experimental PhysicsWarsaw UniversityWarszawaPoland
  2. 2.Inst. PhysicsPAN WarszawaWarszawaPoland

About the editors

Jacek Kossut and Jan Gaj belong to the group of researchers whose early work has put diluted magnetic semiconductors on the map. All contributing authors are prominent scientists who gave continue to give extensive input to each subfield they deal with.

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