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Synthesis and magnetic properties of the InSb-MnSb eutectic

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Abstract

It has been demonstrated by a combination of physical and chemical methods that InSb and MnSb form an eutectic (6.5 mol % MnSb, T m = 513°C). A composition consisting of a [110] oriented InSb single crystal matrix and faceted single-crystal MnSb inclusions has been grown by the Bridgman method. The composition shows pronounced electrical conductivity anisotropy. The electrical conductivity along needle-like MnSb inclusions is 5 times higher than the electrical conductivity in the perpendicular direction. The composition possesses magnetic properties and has a Curie temperature of ∼600 K. The material is of interest as a substrate for ferromagnet/semiconductor heterostructures.

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Correspondence to S. F. Marenkin.

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Original Russian Text © V.M. Novotortsev, A.V. Kochura, S.F. Marenkin, I.V. Fedorchenko, S.V. Drogunov, A. Lashkul, E. Lähderanta, 2011, published in Zhurnal Neorganicheskoi Khimii, 2011, Vol. 56, No. 12, pp. 2038–2044.

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Novotortsev, V.M., Kochura, A.V., Marenkin, S.F. et al. Synthesis and magnetic properties of the InSb-MnSb eutectic. Russ. J. Inorg. Chem. 56, 1951–1956 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0036023611120400

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Keywords

  • Curie Temperature
  • InSb
  • Homogeneity Range
  • MnSb
  • Indium Antimonide