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Magnetic and magneto-optical properties of Mn/Sb multilayer films on GaAs substrate
Author(s): Ming Cai; Chenjia Chen; Xuezhong Wang; Ke Wu; Xiaomin Ding; ZhaoHui Zhang; Yunxi Sun
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Paper Abstract

Mn/Sb multilayer films were grown on GaAs (100) by ultrahigh vacuum evaporation technique and subsequent thermal annealing for short duration. Structural, magnetic properties and magneto-optical Kerr effect were investigated. Magnetization measurements reveal strong room- temperature ferromagnetism even for unannealed films. X-ray diffraction patterns show high-quality crystal structure of MnSb is formed. The film annealed at 350 degree(s)C also shows the lowest coercivity and the largest saturation magnetization. Both the polar and longitudinal magneto- optical Kerr rotations are observable for annealed films and the dependence of the Kerr rotation angles on the magnetic field is nearly the same as that of magnetization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 2000
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4086, Fourth International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications, (29 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.408301
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Ming Cai, Peking Univ. (China)
Chenjia Chen, Peking Univ. (China)
Xuezhong Wang, Peking Univ. (China)
Ke Wu, Peking Univ. (China)
Xiaomin Ding, Peking Univ. (China)
ZhaoHui Zhang, Peking Univ. (China)
Yunxi Sun, Peking Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4086:
Fourth International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications
Junhao Chu; Pulin Liu; Yong Chang, Editor(s)

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