Epitaxial growth of ferromagnetic Fe4N thin films on SrTiO 3(001) substrates by molecular beam epitaxy

K. Ito, G. H. Lee, T. Suemasu

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We have grown γ'-Fe4N thin films on SrTiO 3(STO)(100) and MgO(100) substrates by molecular beam epitaxy. From the ω scan X-ray diffraction measurement for the γ'-Fe 4N(200) plane, the α-axis of γ'-Fe4N grown on STO(100) was found to be perpendicular to the substrate. In contrast, the a-axis was inclined to the surface normal for γ'-Fe4N formed on MgO(100). The saturation magnetization of γ'-Fe4N/STO(100) deduced from the magnetization versus magnetic field curve was approximately 1900 emu/cm3 which is higher than that of bulk γ'-Fe 4N value of 1400 emu/cm3.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012091
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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