A Mössbauer study of a Ge - Fe thin film

G. Y. Ahn, C. S. Kim, S. H. Lim

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Magnetic phases of a Ge48.2Fe51.8 (in atomic %) thin film, fabricated by thermal co-evaporation onto an oxidized Si substrate, are analyzed by Mössbauer spectroscopy as well as magnetometry. Magnetic measurements indicate a superparamagnetic behavior due to the formation of Fe precipitates in an amorphous matrix with an average blocking temperature of 160 K and a spin glass behavior with a spin freezing temperature of 30 K. The superparamagnetic behavior is confirmed from the Mössbauer spectra taken at room temperature. The isomer-shift values indicate that the Fe atom in the amorphous phase is in the high-spin Fe3+ charge state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4449-4452
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventInternational Symposium on Advanced Magnetic Materials and Appilications, (ISAMMA 2007) - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2007 May 282007 Jun 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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