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DyN is a ferromagnetic semiconductor, dopable with electrons via nitrogen vacancies. In this study, we locate the energy level of the dopant electrons in the band structure of DyN using optical spectroscopy.

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DyN and other ferromagnetic semiconductors may be useful materials in the field of spintronics.

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This page is a summary of: Nitrogen vacancies and carrier-concentration control in rare-earth nitrides, Applied Physics Letters, November 2020, American Institute of Physics, DOI: 10.1063/5.0034031.
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