Ferromagnetism of magnetic semiconductors: Zhang-Rice limit

T. Dietl, F. Matsukura, F. Matsukura, H. Ohno

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It is suggested that p-d hybridization contributes significantly to the hole binding energy Eb of Mn acceptors in III-V compounds, leading in an extreme case to the formation of Zhang-Rice-like small magnetic polarons. The model explains both the strong increase of Eb and the evolution of a Mn spin-resonance spectrum with the magnitude of valence-band offsets. The high Curie temperature above room temperature is shown to be in accordance with the mean-field Zener model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033203
Pages (from-to)332031-332034
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jul 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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