Interlayer exchange in (Ga,Mn)As/(Al,Ga)As/(Ga,Mn)As semiconducting ferromagnet/nonmagnet/ferromagnet trilayer structures

N. Akiba, F. Matsukura, A. Shen, Y. Ohno, H. Ohno, A. Oiwa, S. Katsumoto, Y. Iye

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Magnetic properties of all-semiconductor (Ga,Mn)As/(Al,Ga)As/(Ga,Mn)As trilayer structures are studied. The interactions between the two ferromagnetic (Ga,Mn)As layers are investigated by magnetotransport measurements in a number of samples with different GaAs thickness or with different Al content in the intermediary nonmagnetic (Al,Ga)As layer. The results indicate that carriers present in the nonmagnetic layer mediate the coupling between the two ferromagnetic layers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2122-2124
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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