Optically transparent magnetic and electrically conductive Fe-Cr-Zr ultra-thin films

D. V. Louzguine-Luzgin, S. V. Ketov, J. Orava, S. Mizukami

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The transparent magnetic thin films having a nominal composition of Fe 75Cr15Zr10 and containing nanocrystalline BCC Fe particles embedded in a metallic glassy matrix were deposited by a magnetron sputtering technique. The nanoparticles were homogeneously distributed in the glassy matrix, which results in the appearance of ferromagnetic properties. The phase composition and microstructure of the films were examined by X-ray diffractometry and scanning electron microscopy equipped with EDX spectroscopy. The magneto-optical properties of the obtained films were also studied by magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) method. The material obtained possesses three key properties: it is optically transparent in the visible-light range as well as electrically conductive and it shows ferromagnetism, which all of these are often mutually alternative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)999-1004
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014 May


  • conductivity
  • magnetism
  • metallic glass
  • nanostructure
  • optical properties


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