Electronic structures and magnetic moments of Co3FeN thin films grown by molecular beam epitaxy

Keita Ito, Tatsunori Sanai, Siyuan Zhu, Yoko Yasutomi, Kaoru Toko, Syuta Honda, Shigenori Ueda, Yukiharu Takeda, Yuji Saitoh, Yoji Imai, Akio Kimura, Takashi Suemasu

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We evaluated electronic structures and magnetic moments in Co 3FeN epitaxial films on SrTiO3(001). The experimentally obtained hard x-ray photoemission spectra of the Co3FeN film have a good agreement with those calculated. Site averaged spin magnetic moments deduced by x-ray magnetic circular dichroism were 1.52 μB per Co atom and 2.08 μB per Fe atom at 100 K. They are close to those of Co4N and Fe4N, respectively, implying that the Co and Fe atoms randomly occupy the corner and face-centered sites in the Co 3FeN unit cell.

Original languageEnglish
Article number232403
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 2
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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