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P- and N-type diluted magnetic semiconductors with narrow band gaps

Research paper by Bo Gu, Sadamichi Maekawa

Indexed on: 19 Jan '16Published on: 19 Jan '16Published in: Physics - Materials Science



Abstract

We propose a method to realize diluted magnetic semiconductors (DMS) with p- and n-type carriers by choosing host semiconductors with a narrow band gap. By employing a combination of the density function theory and quantum Monte Carlo simulation, we demonstrate such semiconductors using Mn-doped BaZn2As2, which has a band gap of 0.2 eV. In addition, we found a new non-toxic DMS Mn-doped BaZn2Sb2, of which the Curie temperature Tc is predicted to be higher than that of Mn-doped BaZn2As2, the Tc of which was up to 230 K in the recent experiment.