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Title: Structural, optical and magnetic properties of ZnOFe/ZnO multilayers

Abstract

ZnOFe/ZnO multilayers (MLs) with the constant composition and the different thickness in ZnOFe layers have been prepared by helicon plasma sputtering. The XRD patterns of ZnOFe/ZnO MLs before annealing showed only ZnO diffraction peaks while one after annealing indicated the phases of ZnO and ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}. The magnetization curves of ZnOFe/ZnO MLs before and after annealing showed ferromagnetic behavior. The origin of ferromagnetism in ZnOFe/ZnO MLs before annealing is considered to be due to the formation of defects/vacancies resulting from the substitution of Fe{sup 3+} ions for Zn{sub 2+} ions in ZnOFe layers irrespective of the mixed Fe valence states seen in XANES spectra. The ferromagnetic behavior after annealing is due to the formation of ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}, which was confirmed by XRD, XPS, RBS measurements.

Authors:
; ;  [1]; ;  [2];  [3]
  1. Hosei University, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8584 (Japan)
  2. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 (Japan)
  3. Shimane University, Matsue, Shimane 690-8504 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22261943
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1566; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: ICPS 2012: 31. international conference on the physics of semiconductors, Zurich (Switzerland), 29 Jul - 3 Aug 2012; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; ANNEALING; FERROMAGNETISM; IRON IONS; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; MAGNETIZATION; PLASMA; RUTHERFORD BACKSCATTERING SPECTROSCOPY; SPECTRA; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; X-RAY PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY; X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY; ZINC OXIDES

Citation Formats

Nakayama, H., Kinoshita, R., Sakamoto, I., Yasumoto, M., Koike, M., and Honda, S. Structural, optical and magnetic properties of ZnOFe/ZnO multilayers. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4848284.
Nakayama, H., Kinoshita, R., Sakamoto, I., Yasumoto, M., Koike, M., & Honda, S. Structural, optical and magnetic properties of ZnOFe/ZnO multilayers. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4848284.
Nakayama, H., Kinoshita, R., Sakamoto, I., Yasumoto, M., Koike, M., and Honda, S. Wed . "Structural, optical and magnetic properties of ZnOFe/ZnO multilayers". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4848284.
@article{osti_22261943,
title = {Structural, optical and magnetic properties of ZnOFe/ZnO multilayers},
author = {Nakayama, H. and Kinoshita, R. and Sakamoto, I. and Yasumoto, M. and Koike, M. and Honda, S.},
abstractNote = {ZnOFe/ZnO multilayers (MLs) with the constant composition and the different thickness in ZnOFe layers have been prepared by helicon plasma sputtering. The XRD patterns of ZnOFe/ZnO MLs before annealing showed only ZnO diffraction peaks while one after annealing indicated the phases of ZnO and ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}. The magnetization curves of ZnOFe/ZnO MLs before and after annealing showed ferromagnetic behavior. The origin of ferromagnetism in ZnOFe/ZnO MLs before annealing is considered to be due to the formation of defects/vacancies resulting from the substitution of Fe{sup 3+} ions for Zn{sub 2+} ions in ZnOFe layers irrespective of the mixed Fe valence states seen in XANES spectra. The ferromagnetic behavior after annealing is due to the formation of ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}, which was confirmed by XRD, XPS, RBS measurements.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4848284},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 1566,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Dec 04 00:00:00 EST 2013},
month = {Wed Dec 04 00:00:00 EST 2013}
}
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