A STUDY OF THE SPIN-DICKE EFFECT WITHIN INORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

Open Access
Author:
Donaher, Nathaniel
Area of Honors:
Engineering Science
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Patrick M Lenahan, Thesis Supervisor
  • Gary L Gray, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • Magnetic Resonance
  • Semiconductor
  • Electron Spin
  • Magnetoresistance
  • Spin-Dicke
  • Inorganic Semiconductor Devices
  • EDMR
Abstract:
The Spin-Dicke effect is a phenomenon already observed in electrically detected magnetic resonance (EDMR) of organic devices. The EDMR effect involves changing electron spin-states to control a recombination current. In the Spin-Dicke phenomenon, the oscillating field, B1, which causes resonance and changing spin-states, is approximately equal to the quasi-static magnetic field, B0. In these experiments, the EDMR effect under the Spin-Dicke regime was observed in inorganic semiconductor devices (SiC p-n junctions) via spin-dependent recombination.