TITLE

Magnetic order by C-ion implantation into Mn5Si3 and Mn5Ge3 and its lateral modification

AUTHOR(S)
Sürgers, C.; Potzger, K.; Strache, T.; Möller, W.; Fischer, G.; Joshi, N.; v. Löhneysen, H.
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;8/11/2008, Vol. 93 Issue 6, p062503
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Ferromagnetic Mn5Si3C0.8 and Mn5Ge3C0.8 films with Curie temperatures TC well above room temperature are obtained by 12C+-ion implantation in antiferromagnetic Mn5Si3 or ferromagnetic Mn5Ge3. Patterning of the films with a gold mesh serving as a stencil mask during implantation allows a lateral modification of magnetic order creating ferromagnetic regions of Mn5Si3C0.8 which are embedded in antiferromagnetic Mn5Si3. This provides a procedure for the fabrication of magnetoelectronic hybrid devices comprised of different magnetic phases.
ACCESSION #
34000043

 

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