Spin relaxation in SiGe islands

Hans Malissa, Wolfgang Jantsch, Gang Chen, Herbert Lichtenberger, Thomas Fromherz, Friedrich Schäffler, Günther Bauer, Alexei Tyryshkin, Stephen Lyon, Zbyslaw Wilamowski

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We present our work on the spin relaxation of electrons confined in SiGe islands. Ge islands are grown on unstructured and structured Si(100) substrates by MBE, and lead to strain in the Si layer that is deposited on top. These quantum dot structures are investigated by photoluminescence and electron spin resonance (ESR) experiments, the latter both in continuous wave and pulsed mode. We observe a g-factor and an ESR line width that correspond to Si conduction band electrons with additional inhomogeneous broadening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGroup IV Semiconductor Nanostructures-2006
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2007
Event2006 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 27 2006Dec 1 2006

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2006 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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