The Session will focus on the challenges of growth of spintronic materials including magnetically doped nitrides, arsenides, oxides, II-VI compounds and diamond. We will discuss issues related to various characterization methods involving transport, magnetometry, optics, electron, and X-ray diffraction, microscopy, and tomography as well as spectroscopic optical and synchrotron-radiation methods. All these topics will be viewed in perspective for possible spintronic devices and applications. We hope the meeting will also serve as forum to establish a firm platform for further exchange of knowledge and collaboration among leading centers aiming to bring the spintronic concepts and promises closer to industry-wide applications.


Invited speakers (confirmed):

Alberta Bonanni (Johannes Kepler University, Austria)
Growing semiconductor nitrides into spintronic and magnetooptic materials

Richard Campion (University of Nottingham, UK)
From GaMnAs to CuMnAs: growth by Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE)


Maciej Sawicki  (Poland) mikes@ifpan.edu.pl
Fumihiro Matsukura   (Japan) f-matsu@riec.tohoku.ac.jp