Epitaxial Fe3Si films on GaAs(100) substrates by means of electron beam evaporation.

This paper presents results on the preparation, structural, electrical and magnetic properties of Fe(3)Si films as a representative for a Heusler alloy-like compound which are known as half-metallic materials with ferromagnetic behaviour. The films have been prepared by means of ultra-high vacuum (UHV) electron beam evaporation with the aim of achieving… CONTINUE READING