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Title: Magnetic phase dependence of the anomalous Hall effect in Mn 3Sn single crystals

Abstract

Thermodynamic and transport properties are reported on single crystals of the hexagonal antiferromagnet Mn 3Sn grown by the Sn flux technique. Magnetization measurements reveal two magnetic phase transitions at T 1 = 275 K and T 2 = 200 K, below the antiferromagnetic phase transition at T N ≈ 420 K. The Hall conductivity in zero magnetic field is suppressed dramatically from 4.7 Ω -1 cm -1 to near zero below T 1, coincident with the vanishing of the weak ferromagnetic moment. Finally, this illustrates that the large anomalous Hall effect arising from the Berry curvature can be switched on and off by a subtle change in the symmetry of the magnetic structure near room temperature.

Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program; USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1432626
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1430394
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-31089
Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 112; Journal Issue: 13; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Material Science

Citation Formats

Sung, Nakheon H., Ronning, Filip, Thompson, Joe David, and Bauer, Eric Dietzgen. Magnetic phase dependence of the anomalous Hall effect in Mn3Sn single crystals. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5021133.
Sung, Nakheon H., Ronning, Filip, Thompson, Joe David, & Bauer, Eric Dietzgen. Magnetic phase dependence of the anomalous Hall effect in Mn3Sn single crystals. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5021133.
Sung, Nakheon H., Ronning, Filip, Thompson, Joe David, and Bauer, Eric Dietzgen. Thu . "Magnetic phase dependence of the anomalous Hall effect in Mn3Sn single crystals". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5021133.
@article{osti_1432626,
title = {Magnetic phase dependence of the anomalous Hall effect in Mn3Sn single crystals},
author = {Sung, Nakheon H. and Ronning, Filip and Thompson, Joe David and Bauer, Eric Dietzgen},
abstractNote = {Thermodynamic and transport properties are reported on single crystals of the hexagonal antiferromagnet Mn3Sn grown by the Sn flux technique. Magnetization measurements reveal two magnetic phase transitions at T1 = 275 K and T2 = 200 K, below the antiferromagnetic phase transition at TN ≈ 420 K. The Hall conductivity in zero magnetic field is suppressed dramatically from 4.7 Ω-1 cm-1 to near zero below T1, coincident with the vanishing of the weak ferromagnetic moment. Finally, this illustrates that the large anomalous Hall effect arising from the Berry curvature can be switched on and off by a subtle change in the symmetry of the magnetic structure near room temperature.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5021133},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 13,
volume = 112,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 29 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Thu Mar 29 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}

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