Ferromagnetism in Mn/X/Si (X = B, BN, B4C, SiC) trilayers

Ryoichi Nakatani, Hideo Hoshiyama, Hirotaka Yakame, Yasushi Endo, Masahiko Yamamoto

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The ferromagnetism in Mn(6 nm)/X(0.5 nm)/Si(6 nm) (X = B, BN, B 4C,SiC) trilayers was investigated. The as-deposited trilayers did not exhibit ferromagnetism, but the trilayers annealed around 700 K did exhibit ferromagnetism at 77 K. The annealed Mn/B4C/Si trilayer has a Curie temperature above 300 K. The Mn/B/Si, Mn/BN/Si and Mn/SiC/Si trilayers have Curie temperatures around 260 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-72
Number of pages4
JournalScience and Technology of Advanced Materials
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Curie temperature
  • Ferromagnetism
  • Heat treatment
  • Multilayer
  • Trilayer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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