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      Coexistence of ferromagnetic and glassy behavior in semiconducting LaNi 0.2Co 0.8O 3 

      Androulakis, J.; Katsarakis, N.; Giapintzakis, John (2002)
      Systematic dc and ac magnetic susceptibility studies have been performed on single-phase LaNi 0.2Co 0.8O 3 powder samples. Evidence of hysteresis loops supports the existence of ferromagnetic correlations that lead to a ...
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      Indium oxide as a possible tunnel barrier in spintronic devices 

      Androulakis, J.; Gardelis, S.; Giapintzakis, John; Gagaoudakis, E.; Kiriakidis, G. (2005)
      We report the growth of ultra-thin indium oxide layers using the dc-magnetron sputtering method. We demonstrate that good quality tunnel barriers made of indium oxide can be routinely fabricated and employed in spintronic-related ...
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      Investigation of spin-polarized resonant tunneling through double-barrier magnetic tunnel junctions by self-consistent solution of the Poisson-Schrödinger equations 

      Zervos, Matthew (2003)
      The article discusses the investigation of spin-polarized resonant tunneling through double barrier magnetic tunnel junctions (DBMTJ) by the self-consistent solution of Poissons and Schrödingers equations using transfer ...
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      Magnetic properties of the half-metallic ferromagnet NiMnSb grown on InSb by pulsed laser deposition 

      Androulakis, J.; Gardelis, S.; Giapintzakis, John; Buckle, P. D. (2004)
      We have grown films of the half-metallic ferromagnet NiMnSb on single crystals of the narrow gap semiconductor InSb by pulsed laser deposition. NiMnSb is a possible candidate for spin injection applications. The film ...
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      Pulsed-laser deposition of NiMnSb thin films at moderate temperatures 

      Giapintzakis, John; Grigorescu, C.; Klini, A.; Manousaki, A.; Zorba, V.; Androulakis, J.; Viskadourakis, Z.; Fotakis, C. (2002)
      Thin films of the half-Heusler alloy NiMnSb, which is predicted by band-structure calculations to be a half-metallic ferromagnet, were grown on various substrates (Si and InAs) using pulsed-laser deposition. The growth ...
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      Recent advances in spintronics. Half-metal ferromagnets: Their role in spintronics 

      Gardelis, S.; Androulakis, J.; Migiakis, P.; Giapintzakis, John (2004)
      A review of recent advances in spintronics is presented. We report the structural, magnetic, electrical and thermal properties of the ferromagnetic half-Heusler alloy NiMnSb grown by arcmelting. The bulk material is used ...
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      Stoichiometry issues in pulsed laser deposition of the ferromagnetic alloy NiMnSb 

      Grigorescu, C. E. A.; Monnereau, O.; Manea, S. A.; Notonier, R.; Klini, A.; Zorba, V.; Manousaki, A.; Giapintzakis, John; Fotakis, C. (Affiliation: NIRDO, BucharestAffiliation: MADIREL, Univ. Provence Centre St. Charles, Marseille, FranceAffiliation: Natl. Inst. Res. Devmt. Mat. Phy., BucharestAffiliation: Foundation for Res. and Technology, HELLAS, Inst. Electron. Structure and Laser, Heraklion, Crete, GreeceCorrespondence Address: Grigorescu, C.E.A.NIRDO, Bucharest, 2002)
      We report on the reproducible growth of stoichiometric thin films of ferromagnetic intermetallic compound NiMnSb by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) on various substrates. The films are grown at moderate temperature (around ...
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      Structural, magnetic, and electrical properties of NiMnSb thin films grown on InSb by pulsed-laser deposition 

      Gardelis, S.; Androulakis, J.; Giapintzakis, John; Monnereau, O.; Buckle, P. D. (2004)
      We report the growth of single-phase, stoichiometric polycrystalline thin films of the half-Heusler ferromagnet NiMnSb, predicted to be half-metallic, on single crystal InSb (100) substrates heated at 200°C by pulsed laser ...
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      Surface particularities in pulsed laser ablation/deposition of the ferromagnetic alloy NiMnSb 

      Grigorescu, C. E. A.; Manea, S. A.; Mitrea, M.; Monnereau, O.; Notonier, R.; Tortet, L.; Keschawarz, R.; Giapintzakis, John; Klini, A.; Zorba, V.; Androulakis, J.; Fotakis, C. (2003)
      In this work we investigate the surface morphology and stoichiometry of the ablated targets employed with pulsed laser deposition (PLD) of thin films of the ferromagnetic half-Heusler alloy NiMnSb. The NiMnSb targets were: ...
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      Synthesis and physical properties of arc melted NiMnSb 

      Gardelis, S.; Androulakis, J.; Migiakis, P.; Giapintzakis, John; Clowes, S. K.; Bugoslavsky, Y.; Branford, W. R.; Miyoshi, Y.; Cohen, L. F. (2004)
      The synthesis and physical properties of arc melted NiMnSb were studied using X-ray diffraction analysis. It was observed that the half metallicity in NiMnSb is supported by the integer saturation magnetization value at 5 ...