We report on the structural, magnetic and electronic transport properties of thin MnxGe1-x films grown at 350 degrees C. Isolated Mn5Ge3 nanoclusters, about 100 nm in size, were formed at the top surface of the film, dominating the magnetic properties of the whole film. Electronic transport properties show Mn doping effect indicating the presence of substitutional Mn ions dispersed in the Ge host, contributing to the formation of a MnxGe1-x diluted phase. Electrical behaviour indicates a saturation effect with the raise of the nominal Mn concentration in the film, above x congruent to 0.03. (C) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Structural, magnetic and electronic transport properties of MnxGe1-x/Ge(001) films grown by MBE at 350 degrees C

D'ORAZIO, FRANCO;
2007

Abstract

We report on the structural, magnetic and electronic transport properties of thin MnxGe1-x films grown at 350 degrees C. Isolated Mn5Ge3 nanoclusters, about 100 nm in size, were formed at the top surface of the film, dominating the magnetic properties of the whole film. Electronic transport properties show Mn doping effect indicating the presence of substitutional Mn ions dispersed in the Ge host, contributing to the formation of a MnxGe1-x diluted phase. Electrical behaviour indicates a saturation effect with the raise of the nominal Mn concentration in the film, above x congruent to 0.03. (C) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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