Spins in Semiconductor Nanocrystals

  title={Spins in Semiconductor Nanocrystals},
  author={Gustavo Martini Dalpian},
  journal={arXiv: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics},
  • G. Dalpian
  • Published 1 October 2018
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics
Semiconductor nanocrystals are being used as hosts to trap and manipulate single spins. Spins in nanocrystals can have different properties than their bulk counterparts, owing both to quantum confinement and surface effects. We will show that spins can be generated in nanocrystals by the insertion of impurities, either magnetic or not, or by magnetic polarons present at dangling bonds at their surfaces. This chapter reports theoretical contributions to this field, where the Density Functional… 

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