Magnetization steps in iron-based diluted magnetic semiconductors

H.J.M. Swagten, C.E.P. Gerrits, A. Twardowski, W.J.M. Jonge, de

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The high-field magnetization of diluted magnetic semiconductors (DMS) has been calculated for magnetic ions with spin and orbital momenta. In particular, it is shown that, in addition to the spin-only case (Mn2+), also for Fe-based DMS characteristic steps in the low-temperature magnetization should be detectable. The position of the first step in the magnetization, being almost insensitive for crystal-field parameters and sample orientation, can be used to establish the nearest-neighbor interaction (JNN), provided that ¿JNN¿ exceeds a critical value.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7330-7333
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B: Condensed Matter
Issue number10-B
Publication statusPublished - 1990


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