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Magnetoresistance in Mn ion-implanted GaAs:Zn nanowires

Paschoal, Waldomiro LU ; Kumar, Sandeep LU ; Jacobsson, Daniel LU ; Johannes, A.; Jain, Vishal LU ; Canali, C. M.; Pertsova, A.; Ronning, C.; Dick Thelander, Kimberly LU and Samuelson, Lars LU , et al. (2014) In Applied Physics Letters 104(15).
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We have investigated the magnetoresistance (MR) in a series of Zn doped (p-type) GaAs nanowires implanted with different Mn concentrations. The nanowires with the lowest Mn concentration (similar to 0.0001%) exhibit a low resistance of a few k Omega at 300 K and a 4% positive MR at 1.6 K, which can be well described by invoking a spin-split subband model. In contrast, nanowires with the highest Mn concentration (4%) display a large resistance of several M Omega at 300 K and a large negative MR of 85% at 1.6 K. The large negative MR is interpreted in terms of spin-dependent hopping in a complex magnetic nanowire landscape of magnetic polarons, separated by intermediate regions of Mn impurity spins. Sweeping the magnetic field back and forth... (More)
We have investigated the magnetoresistance (MR) in a series of Zn doped (p-type) GaAs nanowires implanted with different Mn concentrations. The nanowires with the lowest Mn concentration (similar to 0.0001%) exhibit a low resistance of a few k Omega at 300 K and a 4% positive MR at 1.6 K, which can be well described by invoking a spin-split subband model. In contrast, nanowires with the highest Mn concentration (4%) display a large resistance of several M Omega at 300 K and a large negative MR of 85% at 1.6 K. The large negative MR is interpreted in terms of spin-dependent hopping in a complex magnetic nanowire landscape of magnetic polarons, separated by intermediate regions of Mn impurity spins. Sweeping the magnetic field back and forth for the 4% sample reveals a hysteresis that indicates the presence of a weak ferromagnetic phase. We propose co-doping with Zn to be a promising way to reach the goal of realizing ferromagnetic Ga1-xMnxAs nanowires for future nanospintronics. (C) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC. (Less)
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  abstract     = {We have investigated the magnetoresistance (MR) in a series of Zn doped (p-type) GaAs nanowires implanted with different Mn concentrations. The nanowires with the lowest Mn concentration (similar to 0.0001%) exhibit a low resistance of a few k Omega at 300 K and a 4% positive MR at 1.6 K, which can be well described by invoking a spin-split subband model. In contrast, nanowires with the highest Mn concentration (4%) display a large resistance of several M Omega at 300 K and a large negative MR of 85% at 1.6 K. The large negative MR is interpreted in terms of spin-dependent hopping in a complex magnetic nanowire landscape of magnetic polarons, separated by intermediate regions of Mn impurity spins. Sweeping the magnetic field back and forth for the 4% sample reveals a hysteresis that indicates the presence of a weak ferromagnetic phase. We propose co-doping with Zn to be a promising way to reach the goal of realizing ferromagnetic Ga1-xMnxAs nanowires for future nanospintronics. (C) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.},
  articleno    = {153112},
  author       = {Paschoal, Waldomiro and Kumar, Sandeep and Jacobsson, Daniel and Johannes, A. and Jain, Vishal and Canali, C. M. and Pertsova, A. and Ronning, C. and Dick Thelander, Kimberly and Samuelson, Lars and Pettersson, Håkan},
  issn         = {0003-6951},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {15},
  publisher    = {American Institute of Physics},
  series       = {Applied Physics Letters},
  title        = {Magnetoresistance in Mn ion-implanted GaAs:Zn nanowires},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4870423},
  volume       = {104},
  year         = {2014},
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