Magnetic and transport properties of epitaxial stepped Fe3O4(100) thin films

Han Chun Wu, Askar Syrlybekov, Ozhet Mauit, Anas Mouti, C. Coileáin, Mourad Abid, Mohamed Abid, Igor V. Shvets

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Abstract

We investigate the magnetic and transport properties of epitaxial stepped Fe3O4 thin films grown with different thicknesses. Magnetization measurements suggest that the steps induce additional anisotropy, which has an easy axis perpendicular to steps and the hard axis along the steps. Separate local transport measurements, with nano-gap contacts along a single step and perpendicular to a single step, suggest the formation of a high density of anti-phase boundaries (APBs) at the step edges are responsible for the step induced anisotropy. Our local transport measurements also indicate that APBs distort the long range charge-ordering of magnetite.

Original languageEnglish
Article number132408
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume105
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 29 2014
Externally publishedYes

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transport properties
magnetic properties
thin films
antiphase boundaries
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magnetite
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Wu, H. C., Syrlybekov, A., Mauit, O., Mouti, A., Coileáin, C., Abid, M., ... Shvets, I. V. (2014). Magnetic and transport properties of epitaxial stepped Fe3O4(100) thin films. Applied Physics Letters, 105(13), [132408]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4897001

Magnetic and transport properties of epitaxial stepped Fe3O4(100) thin films. / Wu, Han Chun; Syrlybekov, Askar; Mauit, Ozhet; Mouti, Anas; Coileáin, C.; Abid, Mourad; Abid, Mohamed; Shvets, Igor V.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 105, No. 13, 132408, 29.09.2014.

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Wu, HC, Syrlybekov, A, Mauit, O, Mouti, A, Coileáin, C, Abid, M, Abid, M & Shvets, IV 2014, 'Magnetic and transport properties of epitaxial stepped Fe3O4(100) thin films', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 105, no. 13, 132408. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4897001
Wu, Han Chun ; Syrlybekov, Askar ; Mauit, Ozhet ; Mouti, Anas ; Coileáin, C. ; Abid, Mourad ; Abid, Mohamed ; Shvets, Igor V. / Magnetic and transport properties of epitaxial stepped Fe3O4(100) thin films. In: Applied Physics Letters. 2014 ; Vol. 105, No. 13.
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