In order to realize magnetic nanocrystals for spin electronic devices, we have successfully grown MnAs and/or MnSb nanocrystals on atomically controlled GaAs(001) substrates by molecular beam epitaxy. Surface structures of sulfur- and antimony-terminated GaAs substrates are characterized by synchrotron radiation soft X-ray standing waves. Then, Mn pnictide nanocrystals are grown by super Volmer-Weber epitaxy, taking advantage of low surface energy. MnAs and/or MnSb nanocrystals grown on sulfur-terminated GaAs(001) substrates show ferromagnetic properties with size of 20-30 nm and surface density of more than 1010 cm-2 spectroscopy revealed the electronic structures of these magnetic dots.
|ジャーナル||Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena|
|出版物ステータス||Published - 2002 1 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry