Mn behavior in Ge0.96Mn0.04 magnetic thin films grown on Si

Wang, Yong, Zou, Jin, Zhao, Zuoming, Han, Xinhai, Zhou, Xiaoyu and Wang, Kang L. (2008) Mn behavior in Ge0.96Mn0.04 magnetic thin films grown on Si. Journal of Applied Physics, 103 6: 066104.1-066104.3. doi:10.1063/1.2875110

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Author Wang, Yong
Zou, Jin
Zhao, Zuoming
Han, Xinhai
Zhou, Xiaoyu
Wang, Kang L.
Title Mn behavior in Ge0.96Mn0.04 magnetic thin films grown on Si
Formatted title
Mn behavior in Ge0.96Mn0.04 magnetic thin films grown on Si
Journal name Journal of Applied Physics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-8979
Publication date 2008-03-15
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1063/1.2875110
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 103
Issue 6
Start page 066104.1
End page 066104.3
Total pages 3
Editor J.P. Viccaro
Place of publication Melville, NY, United States
Publisher American Institute of Physics
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject C1
970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
100708 Nanomaterials
Formatted abstract
Mn behaviors in the Ge0.96Mn0.04 thin films grown on Si (001) substrates by molecular beam epitaxy were investigated by high resolution transmission electron microscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy, and energy dispersive spectroscopy. Unlike the previously reported case of GeMn thin films grown on Ge, Mn has been found to be diffused toward to the surface during the thin film growth. When the Mn concentration is sufficiently high, Mn5Ge3 clusters may be formed. Further annealing of the high Mn concentrated thin film promotes the formation of alpha-Mn metallic clusters. We believe that all these extraordinary phenomena are attributed to Si as the substrate.
Keyword electron energy loss spectra
germanium compounds
magnetic annealing
magnetic semiconductors
magnetic thin films
molecular beam epitaxial growth
transmission electron microscopy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article Number: 066104

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