Magnetic domain structure of MnAs thin films as a function of temperature

Masaki Mizuguchi, Hiromi Kuramochi, Jun Okabayashi, Takashi Manago, Hiroyuki Akinaga

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We have investigated magnetic domain structures of MnAs thin films grown on GaAs substrates by a magnetic force microscope. We observed, by an atomic force microscope, rectangular defects along GaAs [110] direction which disperse randomly on the surface of MnAs/GaAs (001). The Curie temperature of MnAs is 45°C, and it is successfully confirmed directly by the variable temperature magnetic force microscope observation. We also investigated magnetic domain structures of MnAs/GaAs (111)B, and no apparent relation was observed between the topographic structure and the magnetic domain structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2578-2581
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec


  • Magnetic force microscopy
  • MnAs
  • Phase transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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