Magnetotransport properties of InMnSb magnetic semiconductor thin films

J. A. Peters, N. D. Parashar, N. Rangaraju, B. W. Wessels

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Abstract

We report on the magnetotransport properties of epitaxial thin films of In1-x Mnx Sb dilute magnetic semiconductor grown by metal-organic vapor-phase epitaxy. At temperatures below 10 K, a negative magnetoresistance dominates the magnetotransport that is attributed to spin-dependent scattering by localized magnetic moments. Above 10 K, the magnetoresistance is positive and is well described by a two-band model consisting of spin-split hybridized p-d subbands with different conductivities. Hall effect measurements show an anomalous behavior that persists up to room temperature, providing an indication of ferromagnetic order. In addition, magnetization measurements reveal distinct hysteresis loops at room temperature which confirms the ferromagnetism of the films.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number205207
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume82
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 16 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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