Spin-polarized transport through ZnMnSe/ZnSe/ZnBeSe heterostructures

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Original languageEnglish
Article number93717
Journal / PublicationJournal of Applied Physics
Volume110
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011

Abstract

Using the transfer matrix method and Airy function, the spin-dependent tunneling through the ZnMnSeZnSeZnBeSe structure was investigated theoretically. The electron tunneling determined by the applied bias, external magnetic field, and spin orientations exhibited some interesting and complex features. It was found that the magnetic field could suppress the spin-up current, but enhance the spin-down current. Furthermore the spin-flip of current could be realized by changing the applied bias slightly. Therefore, it can be believed that our structure could behave as a good spin-filter. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.