Synthesis and characterization of arc deposited magnetic (Cr,Mn)(2)AlC MAX phase films
2014 (English)In: Physica Status Solidi. Rapid Research Letters, ISSN 1862-6254, Vol. 8, no 5, 420-423 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
(Cr1-xMnx)(2)AlC MAX phase thin films were synthesized by cathodic arc deposition. Scanning transmission electron microscopy including local energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy analysis of the as-deposited films reveals a Mn incorporation of as much as 10 at% in the structure, corresponding to x = 0.2. Magnetic properties were characterized with vibrating sample magnetometry, revealing a magnetic response up to at least room temperature. We thus verify previous theoretical predictions of an antiferromagnetic or ferromagnetic ground state for Cr2AlC upon alloying with Mn. ((c) 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 8, no 5, 420-423 p.
MAX phases, arc deposition, epitaxial thin films, magnetism
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-227877DOI: 10.1002/pssr.201409087ISI: 000336495000009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-227877DiVA: diva2:731800