Morin transition temperature in (0001)-oriented α-Fe2O3 thin film and effect of Ir doping

Naoki Shimomura, Satya Prakash Pati, Yuji Sato, Tomohiro Nozaki, Tatsuo Shibata, Ko Mibu, Masashi Sahashi

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The structural properties and Morin transition in c-plane-oriented α-Fe2O3 and Ir-doped α-Fe2O3 thin films have been investigated. The enhancement of the Morin transition temperature (TM) in α-Fe2O3 film by Ir doping has been demonstrated. The TM in the c-plane-oriented α-Fe2O3 thin film was determined from the temperature-dependent in-plane magnetization and change of coercivity (Hc); this TM value was found close to that of bulk α-Fe2O3. The spin directions of non-doped and Ir-doped α-Fe2O3 at room temperature were also estimated from conversion electron Mössbauer spectroscopy measurements. We confirmed that Ir doping dramatically enhances the TM of α-Fe2O3 thin film.

Original languageEnglish
Article number17C736
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - May 7 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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