Thin film synthesis and characterization of a chemically ordered magnetic nanolaminate (V,Mn)(3)GaC2
2016 (English)In: APL MATERIALS, ISSN 2166-532X, Vol. 4, no 8, 086109Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We report on synthesis and characterization of a new magnetic nanolaminate (V,Mn)(3)GaC2, which is the first magnetic MAX phase of a 312 stoichiometry. Atomically resolved energy dispersive X-ray mapping of epitaxial thin films reveals a tendency of alternate chemical ordering between V and Mn, with atomic layers composed of primarily one element only. Magnetometry measurements reveal a ferromagnetic response between 50 K and 300 K, with indication of a magnetic ordering temperature well above room temperature. (C) 2016 Author(s).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
AMER INST PHYSICS , 2016. Vol. 4, no 8, 086109
Condensed Matter Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-132079DOI: 10.1063/1.4961502ISI: 000383910000010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-132079DiVA: diva2:1038405
Funding Agencies|Swedish Research Council (VR) [621-2012-4425, 642-2013-8020]; Knut and Alice Wallenberg (KAW) Foundation; Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) through the synergy grant FUNCASE; DFG [SA 3095/2-1]2016-10-182016-10-172016-11-11