Verena Ney, K. Lenz, K. Ollefs, F. Wilhelm, A. Rogalev,
"Role of preparation and implantation-related defects for the magnetic properties of Zn0.9Co0.1O epitaxial films"
, in Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 116, Nummer 4, Seite(n) 043912, 2014
Role of preparation and implantation-related defects for the magnetic properties of Zn0.9Co0.1O epitaxial films
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A systematic variation of preparation conditions for epitaxial Zn 0.9Co0.1O films grown by reactive magnetron sputtering on c-plane sapphire has been carried out to study the correlation of crystalline perfection with the corresponding magnetic properties. The crystalline perfection of the resulting films was found to vary over a wide range, nonetheless all samples were found to be paramagnetic. To further extend the study, three samples, which were paramagnetic in the as-grown state, were subsequently implanted using Cu, Li, and Zn ions. Only Zn ion-implantation was found to slightly alter the magnetic properties at low temperatures, while synchrotron-based techniques could not evidence the formation of a secondary, metallic Co phase. The origin of this weak, low-temperature magnetism is more likely to be carrier-mediated rather than defect-induced.