High spin polarization in epitaxial films of ferrimagnetic Mn3Ga


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Kurt H. , Rode K., Venkatesan M., Stamenov P., Coey J. M. D.

PHYSICAL REVIEW B, cilt.83, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

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Ferrimagnetic Mn3Ga exhibits a unique combination of low saturation magnetization (M-s = 0.11 MAm-1) and high perpendicular anisotropy with a uniaxial anisotropy constant of K-u = 0.89 MJm(-3). Epitaxial c-axis films exhibit spin polarization as high as 58%, measured using point-contact Andreev reflection. These epitaxial films will be able to support thermally stable sub-10-nm bits for spin-transfer torque memories.