Ferromagnetic Semiconducting EuO Nanorods


  • This work is supported by an NSF CAREER award (DMR-0548232). S.J. also thanks UW-Madison NSEC (NSF DMR-0425880) and the 3M Nontenured Faculty Award for financial support. K.M.V.H. thanks the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. We thank Prof. Robert J. Hamers for the access to SEM.


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Nanorods of EuO, a concentrated magnetic semiconductor, are synthesized. SQUID magnetometry shows a large ferromagnetic response for the nanorods of 6.9 μB per europium atom. Magnetic circular dichroism verifies that the nanowires are indeed ferromagnetic and semiconducting.