The ferromagnetic ordering in Mn-doped ZnO thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) as a function of oxygen pressure and substrate temperature has been investigated. Room-temperature ferromagnetic behaviors in the Mn-doped ZnO films grown at 700°C and 800°C under 10-1 torr in oxygen pressure were found, whereas ferromagnetic ordering in the films grown under 10-3 torr disappeared at 300 K. The large positive magnetoresistance (MR), ∼10%, was observed at 5 K at low fields and small negative MR was observed at high fields, irrespective of oxygen pressure. In particular, anomalous Hall effect (AHE) in the Mn-doped ZnO film grown at 700°C under 10-1 Torr has been observed up to 210 K. In this work, the observed AHE is believed to be further direct evidence demonstrating that the Mn-doped ZnO thin films are ferromagnetic.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Materials Chemistry