Giant magnetic Kerr rotation for MnSbPt films with NiAs structure

Migaku Takahashi, Hiroki Shoji, Yasushi Hozumi, Tokuo Wakiyama, Yoshihiko Takeda, Yoshio Itakura

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Magnetic and magneto-optical properties, Kerr rotation angle, Kerr ellipticity and reflectance, were investigated for Pt substituted MnSb compound films with film thickness of about 1000angstrom by RF sputtering in the concentration range of 44at%<Mn<55at%, 37at%<Sb<44at%, 44at%<Pt <15at%. MnSbPt films with the concentration of 50at%Mn, 44at%Sb and 6at%Pt annealed at 300°C showed giant Kerr rotation angle of about 0.9° at short wavelength of λ=500nm. The results of structural analysis with X-ray and NMR revealed that the giant Kerr rotation angle observed in present films is closely related to the MnSb compound including Pt atom in NiAs structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4449-4454
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number6 pt 1
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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