Rhombic Fermi surfaces in a ferromagnetic MnGa thin film with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy

M. Kobayashi, N. H.D. Khang, T. Takeda, K. Araki, R. Okano, M. Suzuki, K. Kuroda, K. Yaji, K. Sugawara, S. Souma, K. Nakayama, K. Yamauchi, M. Kitamura, K. Horiba, A. Fujimori, T. Sato, S. Shin, M. Tanaka, P. N. Hai

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術論文査読


Mn1-xGax (MnGa) with the L10 structure is a ferromagnetic material with strong perpendicular magnetocrystalline anisotropy. Although MnGa thin films have been successfully grown epitaxially and studied for various spintronics devices, fundamental understandings of its electronic structure are still lacking. To address this issue, we have investigated L10-MnGa thin films using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES). We have observed a large Fermi surface with a rhombic shape in the kx-ky plane overlapping neighboring Fermi surfaces. The kz dependence of the band structure suggests that the band dispersion observed by ARPES comes from the three-dimensional band structure of MnGa folded by a 2×2 reconstruction. The band dispersion across the corner of the rhombic Fermi surface forms an electron pocket with a weak kz dependence. The effective mass and the mobility of the bands crossing the Fermi level near the corner are estimated from the ARPES images. Based on the experimental findings, the relationship between the observed band structure and the spin-dependent properties in MnGa-based heterostructures is discussed.

ジャーナルPhysical Review Materials
出版ステータス出版済み - 2022 7月


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