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Keywords:

  • Ferromagnetic materials;
  • Magnetic materials;
  • Nanorods, inorganic;
  • Rare-earth compounds;
  • Semiconductors, inorganic
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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.