The intrinsic origin of the ferromagnetic ordering in Zn1-x Mnx O thin films grown by pulsed-laser deposition was investigated. The ferromagnetic behaviors for a Zn1-x Mnx O (x=0.26) film grown at 700 °C under oxygen pressures of 10-1 Torr were observed at 4 and 300 K. The anomalous Hall effect (AHE) was found at temperatures of up to 210 K for the Zn0.74 Mn0.26 O thin film. The anomalous Hall coefficients (RA) were determined to be approximately proportional to the square of resistivity in the low field region, indicating the side-jump process for the AHE. Our results provide direct experimental evidence that a carrier-mediated mechanism is responsible for the ferromagnetic ordering in Zn1-x Mnx O thin films grown by pulsed-laser deposition.
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