Ferromagnetic Property and Thickness Effect of Nanocrystalline CrSb Films Deposited on KCl (100) Substrates
CrSb films with various thickness were deposited on KCl (100) substrates by magnetron sputtering. Strong ferromagnetism was observed in the CrSb films, which can be attributed to the ferromagnetic zinc blende-CrSb (ZB-CrSb) phase. The ZB-CrSb film with critical thickness about 5 nm is sufficiently thicker to be investigated the half-metallic nature of ZB-CrSb and to be practically applied in spintronics devices.
Keywords: Half-metals, Zinc-blende CrSb, Epitaxial growth, KCl substrates
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