Room-temperature ferromagnetic ordering in Mn-doped ZnO thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition

W. Y. Shim, K. A. Jeon, K. I. Lee, S. Y. Lee, M. H. Jung, W. Y. Lee

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-640
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Electronic Materials
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Korea through the Cavendish-KAIST Research Cooperation Program and by grant No. R01-2004-000-10195-0 (2005) from the Basic Research Program of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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