Structural and Magnetic Properties of Co-Mn-Sb Thin films

  title={Structural and Magnetic Properties of Co-Mn-Sb Thin films},
  author={Markus Meinert and Jan Schmalhorst and Daniel Ebke and Ning-ning Liu and Andy Thomas and G{\"u}nter Reiss and Jarosław Kanak and Tomasz Stobiecki and Elke Arenholz},
  journal={Journal of Applied Physics},
Thin Co–Mn–Sb films of different compositions were investigated and utilized as electrodes in alumina based magnetic tunnel junctions with CoFe counterelectrode. The preparation conditions were optimized with respect to magnetic and structural properties. The Co–Mn–Sb/Al–O interface was analyzed by x-ray absorption spectroscopy and magnetic circular dichroism with particular focus on the element-specific magnetic moments. Co–Mn–Sb crystallizes in different complex cubic structures depending on… Expand


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