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Title: Local atomic and magnetic structure of dilute magnetic semiconductor ( Ba , K ) ( Zn , Mn ) 2 As 2

Abstract

We studied the atomic and magnetic structure of the dilute ferromagnetic semiconductor system (Ba,K)(Zn,Mn) 2As 2 through atomic and magnetic pair distribution function analysis of temperature-dependent x-ray and neutron total scattering data. Furthermore, we detected a change in curvature of the temperature-dependent unit cell volume of the average tetragonal crystallographic structure at a temperature coinciding with the onset of ferromagnetic order. We also observed the existence of a well-defined local orthorhombic structure on a short length scale of ≲5Å, resulting in a rather asymmetrical local environment of the Mn and As ions. Finally, the magnetic PDF revealed ferromagnetic alignment of Mn spins along the crystallographic c axis, with robust nearest-neighbor ferromagnetic correlations that exist even above the ferromagnetic ordering temperature. Finally, we discuss these results in the context of other experiments and theoretical studies on this system.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [4];  [1];  [5]
  1. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States). Dept. of Physics
  2. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States). Dept. of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China). Inst. of Physics
  4. Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany). Julich Center for Neutron Science
  5. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States). Dept. of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics; Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Dept.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1336147
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1319963
Report Number(s):
BNL-112629-2016-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950; PRBMDO; R&D Project: PM032; KC0202010
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC00112704; SC0012704
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 94; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Frandsen, Benjamin A., Gong, Zizhou, Terban, Maxwell W., Banerjee, Soham, Chen, Bijuan, Jin, Changqing, Feygenson, Mikhail, Uemura, Yasutomo J., and Billinge, Simon J. L. Local atomic and magnetic structure of dilute magnetic semiconductor (Ba,K)(Zn,Mn)2As2. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.94.094102.
Frandsen, Benjamin A., Gong, Zizhou, Terban, Maxwell W., Banerjee, Soham, Chen, Bijuan, Jin, Changqing, Feygenson, Mikhail, Uemura, Yasutomo J., & Billinge, Simon J. L. Local atomic and magnetic structure of dilute magnetic semiconductor (Ba,K)(Zn,Mn)2As2. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.94.094102.
Frandsen, Benjamin A., Gong, Zizhou, Terban, Maxwell W., Banerjee, Soham, Chen, Bijuan, Jin, Changqing, Feygenson, Mikhail, Uemura, Yasutomo J., and Billinge, Simon J. L. Tue . "Local atomic and magnetic structure of dilute magnetic semiconductor (Ba,K)(Zn,Mn)2As2". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.94.094102. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1336147.
@article{osti_1336147,
title = {Local atomic and magnetic structure of dilute magnetic semiconductor (Ba,K)(Zn,Mn)2As2},
author = {Frandsen, Benjamin A. and Gong, Zizhou and Terban, Maxwell W. and Banerjee, Soham and Chen, Bijuan and Jin, Changqing and Feygenson, Mikhail and Uemura, Yasutomo J. and Billinge, Simon J. L.},
abstractNote = {We studied the atomic and magnetic structure of the dilute ferromagnetic semiconductor system (Ba,K)(Zn,Mn)2As2 through atomic and magnetic pair distribution function analysis of temperature-dependent x-ray and neutron total scattering data. Furthermore, we detected a change in curvature of the temperature-dependent unit cell volume of the average tetragonal crystallographic structure at a temperature coinciding with the onset of ferromagnetic order. We also observed the existence of a well-defined local orthorhombic structure on a short length scale of ≲5Å, resulting in a rather asymmetrical local environment of the Mn and As ions. Finally, the magnetic PDF revealed ferromagnetic alignment of Mn spins along the crystallographic c axis, with robust nearest-neighbor ferromagnetic correlations that exist even above the ferromagnetic ordering temperature. Finally, we discuss these results in the context of other experiments and theoretical studies on this system.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.94.094102},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 9,
volume = 94,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {9}
}

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