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Title: Effect of Cr substitution on the magnetic and magnetic-transport properties of Fe{sub 2}Mn{sub 1-x}Cr{sub x}Si alloys

Fe{sub 2}Mn{sub 1-x}Cr{sub x}Si (x = 0, 0.1, and 0.2) alloys were investigated for their magnetic and transport properties in view of the expected half metallicity. It is found that Cr substitution suppresses the antiferromagnetic phase present in parent Fe{sub 2}MnSi, which completely disappears for x = 0.2. Curie temperature of the alloys increases from 230 K to 299 K as x is increased from 0 to 0.2. The value of the Rhodes-Wohlfarth ratio indicates that the system shows iterant magnetism. Resistivity measurements also show absence of antiferromagnetic phase for x = 0.2. Resistivity data have been fitted by considering the electron-phonon and electron-magnon scattering contributions, which indicates the presence of half metallicity in these compounds. Temperature dependence of resistivity data shows magnetoresistance of −3% and −2.5% at Curie temperature with applied field of 50 kOe for x = 0.1 and 0.2, respectively.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400076 (India)
  2. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400005 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22273906
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 17; Conference: 55. annual conference on magnetism and magnetic materials, Atlanta, GA (United States), 14-18 Nov 2010; Other Information: (c) 2014 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; ANTIFERROMAGNETISM; CHROMIUM; CONCENTRATION RATIO; CURIE POINT; ELECTRON-PHONON COUPLING; ELECTRONS; INTERMETALLIC COMPOUNDS; IRON; MAGNETORESISTANCE; MAGNONS; MANGANESE; PHONONS; SILICON; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE