(Ba, K)(Zn, Mn)(2)As2稀磁半导体中的局域原子结构和磁结构

 ( Local atomic and magnetic structure of dilute magnetic semiconductor (Ba, K)(Zn, Mn)(2)As2

B. A. Frandsen, Z. Z. Gong, M. W. Terban, S. Banerjee, B. J. Chen, C. Q. Jin, M. Feygenson, Y. J. Uemura and S. J. L. Billinge

Phys. Rev. B, 94, 094102 (2016)


  在(Ba, K)(Zn, Mn)(2)As2体系中,相邻Mn原子的铁磁关联作用可以在300K的室温存在,表明该稀磁半导体的居里温度还有很大的提升空间。

We have 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. 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 _5A° , 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. We discuss these results in the context of other experiments and theoretical studies on this system.