Element-specific study of the temperature dependent magnetization of Co-Mn-Sb thin films

Schmalhorst J-M, Ebke D, Meinert M, Thomas A, Reiss G, Arenholz E (2009)
JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 105(5): 053906.

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Magnetron sputtered thin Co-Mn-Sb films were investigated with respect to their element-specific magnetic properties. Stochiometric Co1Mn1Sb1 crystallized in the C1(b) structure has been predicted to be half-metallic and is therefore of interest for spintronic applications. It should show a characteristic antiferromagnetic coupling of the Mn and Co magnetic moments and a transition temperature T-C of about 480 K. Although the observed transition temperature of our 20 nm thick Co32.4Mn33.7Sb33.8, Co37.7Mn34.1Sb28.2, and Co43.2Mn32.6Sb24.2 films is in quite good agreement with the expected value, we found a ferromagnetic coupling of the Mn and Co magnetic moments which indicates that the films do not crystallize in the C1(b) structure and are probably not fully spin polarized. The ratio of the Co and Mn moments does not change up to the transition temperature and the temperature dependence of the magnetic moments can be well described by the mean-field theory.
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Schmalhorst J-M, Ebke D, Meinert M, Thomas A, Reiss G, Arenholz E. Element-specific study of the temperature dependent magnetization of Co-Mn-Sb thin films. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS. 2009;105(5): 053906.
Schmalhorst, J. - M., Ebke, D., Meinert, M., Thomas, A., Reiss, G., & Arenholz, E. (2009). Element-specific study of the temperature dependent magnetization of Co-Mn-Sb thin films. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 105(5): 053906.
Schmalhorst, J. - M., Ebke, D., Meinert, M., Thomas, A., Reiss, G., and Arenholz, E. (2009). Element-specific study of the temperature dependent magnetization of Co-Mn-Sb thin films. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 105:053906.
Schmalhorst, J.-M., et al., 2009. Element-specific study of the temperature dependent magnetization of Co-Mn-Sb thin films. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 105(5): 053906.
J.-M. Schmalhorst, et al., “Element-specific study of the temperature dependent magnetization of Co-Mn-Sb thin films”, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol. 105, 2009, : 053906.
Schmalhorst, J.-M., Ebke, D., Meinert, M., Thomas, A., Reiss, G., Arenholz, E.: Element-specific study of the temperature dependent magnetization of Co-Mn-Sb thin films. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS. 105, : 053906 (2009).
Schmalhorst, Jan-Michael, Ebke, Daniel, Meinert, Markus, Thomas, Andy, Reiss, Günter, and Arenholz, E. “Element-specific study of the temperature dependent magnetization of Co-Mn-Sb thin films”. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 105.5 (2009): 053906.
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