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Ferromagnetic Property and Thickness Effect of Nanocrystalline CrSb Films Deposited on KCl (100) Substrates

[ Vol. 5 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Shandong Li, Jianglin Fang, Qinghui Chen, Shengguang Cao, Binghuan Hu, Wenqing Zou, Zhigao Huang and Youwei Du   Pages 212 - 215 ( 4 )

Abstract:


CrSb films with various thickness were deposited on KCl (100) substrates by magnetron sputtering. Strong ferromagnetism was observed in the CrSb films, which can be attributed to the ferromagnetic zinc blende-CrSb (ZB-CrSb) phase. The ZB-CrSb film with critical thickness about 5 nm is sufficiently thicker to be investigated the half-metallic nature of ZB-CrSb and to be practically applied in spintronics devices.

Keywords:

Half-metals, Zinc-blende CrSb, Epitaxial growth, KCl substrates

Affiliation:

Department of Phyiscs, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350007, China.



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