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Paper   IPM / Nano-Sciences / 12045
School of Nano Science
  Title:   Effect of interfacial scattering on spin-dependent thermoelectric properties in diluted magnetic semiconductor layered structures
1.  Ali Asghar Shokri
2.  T. Khiabanian
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Int. J. Thermal Sciences
  No.:  10
  Vol.:  50
  Year:  2011
  Pages:   8
  Publisher(s):   2011 Elsevier Masson SAS
  Supported by:  IPM
We propose a theoretical model to analyze spin-dependent surface and interface roughness effects on the magnetoelectric and thermomagnetoelectric properties of heterostructures based on diluted magnetic semiconductors (DMSs). Our calculations are based on spin-dependent Boltzmann semiclassical equation (BSE) in the relaxation-time approximation. We consider a typical GaMnAs/GaAs/GaMnAs trilayer in current in plane (CIP) geometry, and calculate the currents for parallel and anti-parallel alignments to deduce the magnetoresistance and thermopower. In the boundary conditions, we include the parameter P which denotes the surface roughness probability, while interfacial roughness is characterized by the ratio S, where both are spin-dependent. These kinds of roughness can either increase or decreases the electric and thermoelectric quantities. The magnitude of the effects depends on the surface and interface scattering parameters and the width of the layers. The magnetoresistance (MR) and spin polarization (SP) reach to about 100

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