Electronic structure of substitutional Mn in epitaxial In0.965 Mn0.035 Sb film

N. D. Parashar, D. J. Keavney, B. W. Wessels

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The magnetic and electronic structure of Mn in In0.965 Mn 0.035 Sb ferromagnetic semiconductor thin film was studied by x-ray absorption spectroscopy and x-ray magnetic circular dichroism. Comparison with atomic multiplet calculations suggests that manganese substitutes on sites with tetrahedral symmetry. Strong magnetic dichroism was observed from 5 to 300 K, at an applied field of 2 T. The temperature dependence of dichroism indicates presence of two magnetic Mn species having very similar spectral features. A high temperature species dominates the dichroic response over 50-300 K and a low temperature species is observed below 50 K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number201905
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - Nov 30 2009

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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