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magnetic semiconductor,  semiconductor material (e.g. GaAs) which is converted into ferromagnetic material by adding magnetic dopants (e.g. manganese); these type of materials are a foundation of spintronics technology.
ferromagnetic semiconductors,  same as magnetic semiconductors; materials displaying both semiconducting and ferromagnetic properties; create possibility of integration of logic and memory functions on the same devices; foundation of spintronics; prime example: GaMnAs, i.e. GaAs in which small number (~5%) of Ga atoms are replaced with Mn.
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Jerzy Ruzyllo is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Penn State University.



This book gives a complete account of semiconductor engineering covering semiconductor properties, semiconductor materials, semiconductor devices and their uses, process technology, fabrication processes, and semiconductor materials and process characterization.


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