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Type: Artigo de evento
Title: Structural And Magnetic Characterization Of Eute/snte Superlattices Grown By Molecular Beam Epitaxy
Author: Diaz B.
Abramof E.
Granado E.
Rappl P.H.O.
Chitta V.A.
Henriques A.B.
Oliveira Jr. N.F.
Abstract: Here we investigate the structural and magnetic properties of 24 repetitions EuTe/SnTe superlattices (SLs), with 3 monolayers (ML) EuTe films and SnTe thicknesses between 13 and 36 ML. The SLs were grown by molecular beam epitaxy on 3 μm SnTe buffer layers, grown on top of (111)BaF2 substrates. High resolution x-ray diffraction measurements indicated that the SLs with thicker SnTe layers have higher structural quality. This is due to the SnTe growth mode on EuTe, which starts in islands and evolves to layer-by-layer. The magnetic diffraction peak observed for the higher quality SLs proved the existence of antiferromagnetic order within the individual EuTe layers. Decreasing the width of the non-magnetic SnTe layers resulted in rougher interfaces, and the fading of the magnetic peak signal. The magnetization versus applied field curves indicated that the magnetic moments of SLs with thinner SnTe layers were also harder to align along the field direction. We interpret our results considering the loss of Eu neighbors, related with the increasing roughness of the SL interfaces. © 2009 American Institute of Physics.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1063/1.3295343
Date Issue: 2009
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