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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Magnetic properties of amorphous Si films doped with rare-earth elements
Author: Sercheli, MS
Rettori, C
Zanatta, AR
Abstract: Amorphous silicon films doped with Y, La, Gd, Er, and Lu rare-earth elements (a-Si:RE) have been prepared by cosputtering and studied by means of electron-spin resonance (ESR) and dc magnetization. For comparison purposes the magnetic properties of laser-crystallized and hydrogenated a-Si:RE films were also studied. It was found that the rare-earth species are incorporated in the a-Si:RE films in the RE3+ form and that the RE doping depletes the neutral dangling bond (D-0) density. The reduction of D-0 density is significantly larger for the magnetic RE's (Gd3+ and Er3+) than for the nonmagnetic ones (Y3+, La3+, Lu3+). These results are interpreted in terms of an exchangelike interaction H(int)similar to-J(RE-DB)S(RE)S(DB) between the spin of the magnetic RE's and that of the D-0. All our Gd-doped Si films showed basically the same broad ESR Gd3+ resonance (DeltaH(pp)approximate to850 Oe) at gapproximate to2.01, suggesting the formation of a rather stable RE-Si complex in these films.
Country: EUA
Editor: American Physical Soc
Citation: Physical Review B. American Physical Soc, v. 68, n. 17, 2003.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.68.174418
Date Issue: 2003
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