Ferromagnetism in Fe-doped β-Ga2O3 prepared by a solid state reaction

Hajime Hojo, Koji Fujita, Katsuhisa Tanaka, Kazuyuki Hirao

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Polycrystalline β-Ga2O3 doped with Fe 3+, (Ga1-xFex)203 (x=0.02, 0.05, 0.08 and 0.1), has been prepared by a solid-state reaction. Ferromagnetic ordering is observed at room temperature for samples prepared by β-Ga2O3 and Fe(NO3)3̇9H2O and sintered at low temperatures below 900°C, while the sintering at temperatures above 900°C leads to the paramagnetic behavior. X-ray diffraction analysis for the samples sintered at 500°C reveals that the single phase of β-Ga 2O3 can be obtained up to x=0.08 without traces of secondary phase or other impurity. Magnetization as a function of temperature shows superparamagnetic or cluster spin-glass behavior, indicating that long-range ferromagnetic ordering does not exist in the present systems. It is suggested that the inhomogeneous distribution of Fe3+ is responsible for the ferromagnetic behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFabrication and New Applications of Nanomagnetic Structures
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1558998055, 9781558998056
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 29 2004Dec 3 2004

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2004 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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