Hybrid Spintronic Structures With Magnetic Oxides and Heusler Alloys

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Hybrid Spintronic Structures With Magnetic Oxides and Heusler Alloys. / Xu, Y. B.; Hassan, S. S. A.; Wong, P. K. J.; Wu, Jian; Claydon, J. S.; Lu, Y. X.; Damsgaard, Christian Danvad; Hansen, J. B.; Jacobsen, C. S.; Zhai, Y.; van der Laan, G.; Feidenhans'l, Robert Krarup; Holmes, S. N.

In: I E E E Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 44, No. 11, 2008, p. 2959-2965.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewConference article – Annual report year: 2008

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Xu, YB, Hassan, SSA, Wong, PKJ, Wu, J, Claydon, JS, Lu, YX, Damsgaard, CD, Hansen, JB, Jacobsen, CS, Zhai, Y, van der Laan, G, Feidenhans'l, RK & Holmes, SN 2008, 'Hybrid Spintronic Structures With Magnetic Oxides and Heusler Alloys' I E E E Transactions on Magnetics, vol 44, no. 11, pp. 2959-2965., 10.1109/TMAG.2008.2002188

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Xu, Y. B., Hassan, S. S. A., Wong, P. K. J., Wu, J., Claydon, J. S., Lu, Y. X., ... Holmes, S. N. (2008). Hybrid Spintronic Structures With Magnetic Oxides and Heusler Alloys. I E E E Transactions on Magnetics, 44(11), 2959-2965. 10.1109/TMAG.2008.2002188

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Xu YB, Hassan SSA, Wong PKJ, Wu J, Claydon JS, Lu YX, Damsgaard CD, Hansen JB, Jacobsen CS, Zhai Y, van der Laan G, Feidenhans'l RK, Holmes SN. 2008. Hybrid Spintronic Structures With Magnetic Oxides and Heusler Alloys. I E E E Transactions on Magnetics. 44(11):2959-2965. Available from: 10.1109/TMAG.2008.2002188

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Xu YB, Hassan SSA, Wong PKJ, Wu J, Claydon JS, Lu YX et al. Hybrid Spintronic Structures With Magnetic Oxides and Heusler Alloys. I E E E Transactions on Magnetics. 2008;44(11):2959-2965. Available from: 10.1109/TMAG.2008.2002188

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Xu, Y. B.; Hassan, S. S. A.; Wong, P. K. J.; Wu, Jian; Claydon, J. S.; Lu, Y. X.; Damsgaard, Christian Danvad; Hansen, J. B.; Jacobsen, C. S.; Zhai, Y.; van der Laan, G.; Feidenhans'l, Robert Krarup; Holmes, S. N. / Hybrid Spintronic Structures With Magnetic Oxides and Heusler Alloys.

In: I E E E Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 44, No. 11, 2008, p. 2959-2965.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewConference article – Annual report year: 2008

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title = "Hybrid Spintronic Structures With Magnetic Oxides and Heusler Alloys",
keywords = "spintronics, ultra-thin films, magnetic oxides, Gallium arsenide (GaAs), Heusler alloys, molecular-beam epitaxy, magnetite",
publisher = "I E E E",
author = "Xu, {Y. B.} and Hassan, {S. S. A.} and Wong, {P. K. J.} and Jian Wu and Claydon, {J. S.} and Lu, {Y. X.} and Damsgaard, {Christian Danvad} and Hansen, {J. B.} and Jacobsen, {C. S.} and Y. Zhai and {van der Laan}, G. and Feidenhans'l, {Robert Krarup} and Holmes, {S. N.}",
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year = "2008",
doi = "10.1109/TMAG.2008.2002188",
volume = "44",
number = "11",
pages = "2959--2965",
journal = "I E E E Transactions on Magnetics",
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T1 - Hybrid Spintronic Structures With Magnetic Oxides and Heusler Alloys

A1 - Xu,Y. B.

A1 - Hassan,S. S. A.

A1 - Wong,P. K. J.

A1 - Wu,Jian

A1 - Claydon,J. S.

A1 - Lu,Y. X.

A1 - Damsgaard,Christian Danvad

A1 - Hansen,J. B.

A1 - Jacobsen,C. S.

A1 - Zhai,Y.

A1 - van der Laan,G.

A1 - Feidenhans'l,Robert Krarup

A1 - Holmes,S. N.

AU - Xu,Y. B.

AU - Hassan,S. S. A.

AU - Wong,P. K. J.

AU - Wu,Jian

AU - Claydon,J. S.

AU - Lu,Y. X.

AU - Damsgaard,Christian Danvad

AU - Hansen,J. B.

AU - Jacobsen,C. S.

AU - Zhai,Y.

AU - van der Laan,G.

AU - Feidenhans'l,Robert Krarup

AU - Holmes,S. N.

PB - I E E E

PY - 2008

Y1 - 2008

N2 - Hybrid spintronic structures, integrating half-metallic magnetic oxides and Heusler alloys with their predicted high spin polarization, are important for the development of second-generation spintronics with high-efficient spin injection. We have synthesized epitaxial magnetic oxide Fe3O4 on GaAs(100) and the unit cell of the Fe3O4 was found to be rotated by 45 degrees to match the gallium arsenide GaAs. The films were found to have a bulk-like moment down to 3-4 nm and a low coercivity indicating a high-quality magnetic interface. The magnetization hysteresis loops of the ultrathin films are controlled by uniaxial magnetic anisotropy. The dynamic response of the sample shows a heavily damped precessional response to the applied field pulses. In the Heusler alloy system of Co-2 MnGa on GaAs, we found that the magnetic moment was reduced for thicknesses down to 10 nm, which may account for the lower than expected spin-injection efficiency from the spin-light-emitting diode structures. Using the element-specific technique of X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD), the reduced spin moments were found to originate from the Mn rather than the Co atoms, and the improvement of the interface is thus needed to increase the spin injection efficiency in this system. Further studies of the I-Vcharacteristics of Fe3O4/GaAs(100) and Fe3O4/MgO/GaAs(100) show that the Fe3O4-based spintronic structures have a well-defined Schottky or tunneling barrier of moderate barrier height, which is encouraging for high-efficient spin injection.

AB - Hybrid spintronic structures, integrating half-metallic magnetic oxides and Heusler alloys with their predicted high spin polarization, are important for the development of second-generation spintronics with high-efficient spin injection. We have synthesized epitaxial magnetic oxide Fe3O4 on GaAs(100) and the unit cell of the Fe3O4 was found to be rotated by 45 degrees to match the gallium arsenide GaAs. The films were found to have a bulk-like moment down to 3-4 nm and a low coercivity indicating a high-quality magnetic interface. The magnetization hysteresis loops of the ultrathin films are controlled by uniaxial magnetic anisotropy. The dynamic response of the sample shows a heavily damped precessional response to the applied field pulses. In the Heusler alloy system of Co-2 MnGa on GaAs, we found that the magnetic moment was reduced for thicknesses down to 10 nm, which may account for the lower than expected spin-injection efficiency from the spin-light-emitting diode structures. Using the element-specific technique of X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD), the reduced spin moments were found to originate from the Mn rather than the Co atoms, and the improvement of the interface is thus needed to increase the spin injection efficiency in this system. Further studies of the I-Vcharacteristics of Fe3O4/GaAs(100) and Fe3O4/MgO/GaAs(100) show that the Fe3O4-based spintronic structures have a well-defined Schottky or tunneling barrier of moderate barrier height, which is encouraging for high-efficient spin injection.

KW - spintronics

KW - ultra-thin films

KW - magnetic oxides

KW - Gallium arsenide (GaAs)

KW - Heusler alloys

KW - molecular-beam epitaxy

KW - magnetite

U2 - 10.1109/TMAG.2008.2002188

DO - 10.1109/TMAG.2008.2002188

JO - I E E E Transactions on Magnetics

JF - I E E E Transactions on Magnetics

SN - 0018-9464

IS - 11

VL - 44

SP - 2959

EP - 2965

ER -