Epitaxial growth and ferrimagnetic properties of Mn film on GaSb(100)
ABSTRACT We report on the epitaxial stabilization and magnetic properties of Mn films on GaSb(100) using molecular beam epitaxy, a follow-up to our previous work on the growth of Mn films on GaAs(100) [Phys. Rev. B 79, 045309 (2009)]. A strong ferrimagnetic ordering was observed which was attributed to the largely expanded lattice parameter resulting from the lattice mismatch with substrate and the enhanced thermal energy with increasing growth temperature. The observed magnetic moment of 1.16μ B / Mn atom was several times larger than that observed in the Mn/GaAs(100) films due to the lattice constant difference of substrates. The in-plane magnetoresistance behavior demonstrated the magnetic anisotropy that might result from the slightly distorted cubic structure of α -Mn phase under low-dimensional growth.