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Ni rich nanoclusters in CdSb: influence on magnetic and transport properties and perspectives for spintronics

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Authors: Lähderanta Erkki, Laiho R, Lashkul A V, Lisunov K G, Ojala I, Zakhvalinskii V
Publisher: Collegium Basilea
Publication year: 2008
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Nanotechnology Perceptions
Volume number: 4
Issue number: 3
Start page: 249
End page: 255
Number of pages: 7
ISSN: 1660-6795
JUFO-Level of this publication: 0
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


Magnetic and transport properties of the group II-V semiconductor CdSb
single crystals doped with Ni (2 atom%) have been investigated. The
magnetization data provide evidence for spheroidal magnetic Ni-rich Ni1-xSbx
nanoparticles, responsible for magnetic irreversibility in low fields,
rapid saturation of the magnetization with increasing field strength,
and large anisotropy of the saturation magnetization and coercivity.
Conductivity below T ∼ 2.5 K is found to be of variable-range hopping
(VRH) character in zero magnetic field, changing its type in nonzero
fields. Analysis of the resistivity and magnetoresistance yields values
of the microscopic parameters of the charge carriers and details of
their critical behaviour near the metal-insulator transition.

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