High-throughput characterization of Bi x Y 3-x Fe 5 O 12 combinatorial thin films by magneto-optical imaging technique

X. R. Zhao, W. Q. Lu, S. Okazaki, Y. Konishi, K. Akahane, T. Ishibashi, K. Sato, Y. Matsumoto, H. Koinuma, T. Hasegawa

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Bi x Y 3-x Fe 5 O 12 thin films have been grown on GGG (Gd 3 Ga 5 O 12 ) (1 1 1) substrates by the combinatorial composition-spread techniques under substrate temperature (T sub ) ranging from 410 to 700 °C and O 2 pressure of 200 mTorr. In order to study the effect of substrates on the deposition of Bi x Y 3-x Fe 5 O 12 thin films, garnet substrates annealed at 1300 °C for 3 h were also used. Magneto-optical properties were characterized by our home-designed magneto-optical imaging system. From the maps of Faraday rotation angle θ F , it was evident that the Faraday effect appears only when T sub = 430-630 °C. θ F reaches to the maximum value (∼6°/μm, λ = 632 nm) at 500 °C, and is proportional to the Bi contents. XRD and EPMA analyses showed that Bi ions are easier to substitute for Y sites and better crystallinity is obtained for annealed substrates than for commercial ones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2628-2633
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 21
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Third Japan-US Workshop on Combinatorial Material Science and Technology CMST-e SI -
Duration: 2004 Dec 72004 Dec 10


  • Bi Y Fe O thin film
  • Combinatorial materials science
  • Faraday rotation
  • Magneto-optical imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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