Element-Specific Spin States in Heusler-Alloy Compounds Probed by X-Ray Magnetic Spectroscopy

Jun Okabayashi, Kazuya Z. Suzuki, Shigemi Mizukami

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Recent progress of x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) studies for Heusler alloy compounds which are expected as high spin-polarized materials is summarized. For some Heusler alloys forming X2YZ compositions, where X and Y are transition-metal (TM) elements and Z is non-TM element, the element-specific magnetic properties by XMCD are investigated to understand the electronic structures. At first, a principle of XMCD spectroscopy is introduced. Second, the research interests in Heusler alloys are explained. Then, the results of XMCD for equatorial XX’YZ composited Heusler-type spin-gapless semiconductor CoMnFeSi and CoFeCrAl are discussed considering the atomic ordering. Further, the case both X and Y are Mn and Z is Ga, Mn3Ga, is also discussed with the interfacial thermal diffusion probed by XMCD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Chemical Physics
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages31
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Chemical Physics
ISSN (Print)0172-6218


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