The magnetic properties of Ge/MnAs digital alloys on GaAs (001) substrates, grown by molecular beam epitaxy, were investigated using a Quantum Design SQUID magnetometer. The Ge (1 nm)/MnAs (0.15 nm) digital alloy showed ferromagnetism up to 334 K with a coercive field of 576 Oe at room temperature, as determined from temperature-dependent magnetization and hysteresis loop measurements. The ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic phases of a Ge7/(Mn 0.5As0.5)1 superlattice, investigated using the full-potential linearized augmented plane wave (FLAPW) method yielded a ferromagnetic ground state with a high spin magnetic moment of Mn (3.45 μB) which induces only very small magnetic moments on its neighboring As or Ge atoms.
- Carie temperature
- Ge/MnAs digital alloys
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics