Magnetotransport properties of Co-C granular thin films depending on the carbon sputtering power

J. G. Kang, M. Mizuguchi, K. Takanashi

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CoxC1-x granular films were deposited on Si substrates by a co-sputtering method. A large negative MR of 30.3% was obtained at 2 K for the sample prepared with the sputtering power of 50 W (C) and 4 W (Co). We have studied structural properties of Co-C granular films by Raman spectroscopy. Two peaks (D and G modes) from carbon bonds were clearly observed, and the intensity ratio of two peaks changed with the sputtering power, suggesting that the graphitization was promoted with the sputtering power. It was also revealed that the transport mechanism changed from tunneling to Mott's variable range hopping and MR decreased with the sputtering power.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Trends and Developments in Nanomagnetism
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2012 Apr 92012 Apr 13

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2012 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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