Magnetic properties of MnSb granular films

M. Mizuguchi, H. Akinaga, K. Ono, M. Oshima

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1838-1839
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue numberPART II
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Granular systems
  • MBE
  • Magneto-optical effects
  • Magnetoresistance - Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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