Quantitative investigation of magnetic domains with in-plane and out-of-plane easy axes in GaMnAs films by Hall effect

Sangyeop Lee, Hakjoon Lee, Taehee Yoo, Sang Hoon Lee, X. Liu, J. K. Furdyna

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Magnetic anisotropy of ferromagnetic semiconductor GaMnAs film with a low Mn concentration grown on a (001) GaAs substrate was investigated by Hall effect measurements. The presence of domains with in-plane and out-of-plane easy axes was identified in the film by analyzing hysteresis loops observed via the Hall resistance measured in various geometries. Quantitative analysis of the planar Hall resistance showed that the fraction of the sample with magnetic domains having a dominant out-of-plane easy axis was about 6 times larger than the fraction corresponding to domains with easy axis in the sample plane.

Original languageEnglish
Article number17C706
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 7


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