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Effects of off-stoichiometry on the spin polarization at the Co2MnβGe0.38/MgO interfaces: X-ray magnetic circular dichroism study

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Title: Effects of off-stoichiometry on the spin polarization at the Co2MnβGe0.38/MgO interfaces: X-ray magnetic circular dichroism study
Authors: Singh, V. Browse this author
Verma, V. Browse this author
Ishigami, K. Browse this author
Shibata, G. Browse this author
Kadono, T. Browse this author
Fujimori, A. Browse this author
Asakura, D. Browse this author
Koide, T. Browse this author
Miura, Y. Browse this author
Shirai, M. Browse this author
Li, G.-f. Browse this author
Taira, T. Browse this author
Yamamoto, M. Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Issue Date: 5-Oct-2012
Publisher: American Physical Society
Journal Title: Physical Review B
Volume: 86
Issue: 14
Publisher DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.86.144412
Abstract: We have studied the electronic and magnetic states of Mn and Co atoms at the Co2MnβGe0.38 (CMG)/MgO (β=0.67–1.8) interfaces, which constitute CMG/MgO/CMG magnetic tunnel junctions, by means of x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and x-ray magnetic circular dichroisms (XMCDs) at the Mn and Co L2,3 edges and compared the deduced Co and Mn magnetic moments by the density-functional calculations with the coherent potential approximation (CPA). As the Mn content β increased, the intensity of Mn L2,3 XMCD decreased, in agreement with the result of the CPA calculation, which showed the resultant reduction of charges and spin moment on Mn atoms because of the delocalization of Mn 3d electrons with increasing β. The Co spin magnetic moment for all the samples increased with decreasing β, again consistent with the present calculation and the previous density-functional calculation by Picozzi et al. that the CoMn antisite has a larger magnetic moment than that of Co atoms at the regular sites and reduces the spin polarization at the Fermi level and hence the tunnel magnetoresistance ratio.
Rights: © 2012 American Physical Society
Type: article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/50669
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