Magnetoresistance (MR) effects were investigated on MnSb granular films. These films were composed of GaAs substrates, deposited MnSb dots, and Sb capping layers. With increasing nominal thickness of MnSb, a sudden increase in the magnetic circular dichroism intensity was observed over 0.7 nm. The extra-huge positive MR effect more than 10,000% was observed for the sample with the nominal thickness of 0.2nm at room temperature. I-V curve analysis showed the jump from the high-resistance state to the low-resistance state at the critical voltage. It is considered that the coalescence among dots which occurs at a certain nominal thickness plays an important role in the extra-huge MR effect.
- Granular systems
- Magneto-optical effects
- Magnetoresistance - Thin films
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics