Origin of the magnetic moments in [formula omitted] epitaxial thin films

C. N. Borca, R. H. Cheng, Q. L. xu, S. H. Liou, Shane Stadler, Y. U. Idzerda, P. A. Dowben

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Abstract

Crystalline films of [formula omitted] grown on (100) [formula omitted] substrates by rf sputtering have been investigated using magnetic circular dichroism and inverse photoemission spectroscopy. We find evidence for strong hybridization between unoccupied levels associated with Mn 3d and O 2p states. The oxygen atoms “pick-up” a small magnetic moment through hybridization with Mn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5606-5608
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume87
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2000

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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