"Combining Magnetism and Nitride Systems: Measuring and Controlling Atomic/Nano-scale Spin Structure "

Arthur R. Smith

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Physics & Astronomy Dept, Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA

The combination of magnetism with nitride semiconductors allows the possibility of future spin-electronic-photonic devices in ultra-violet light-emitting systems. To explore complex magnetic structures which occur in these materials, ultra-high resolution (nanoscale) probing is very important. I will present some work involving the use of spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy to study atomic-scale magnetism; I will also discuss some systems in which we aim to control magnetism at the nanoscale.

*Work done in collaboration with Neil Harrison, Suchitra Sebastian, Vivien Zapf, and Cristian Batista, among several others.

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