Charles Gould

Charles Gould completed his Ph.D. in mesoscopic transport physics in a cooperative program between Sherbrooke University and the National Research Council of Canada (CNRC) in 2000. Since September 2000, he has been working as a postdoc/scientific assistant in the group of Prof. Molenkamp, doing transport work in semiconductor spintronics with a large focus on (Ga,Mn)As-based devices.

Charles Gould, Laurens W. Molenkamp Published December 22, 2008


In the design of spintronic devices, magnetic semiconductors have the potential to be an “all in one material,” but they are usually ferromagnetic only at low temperatures. However, by growing an iron layer on top of a magnetic semiconductor it is possible to induce room-temperature ferromagnetism in a thin layer near the interface.