Fabrication and characterization of nanostructured Fe3S4, an isostructural compound of half-metallic Fe3O4
Alshareef, Husam N.
KAUST DepartmentAdvanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Lab
Functional Nanomaterials and Devices Research Group
Imaging and Characterization Core Lab
Material Science and Engineering Program
Nanofabrication Core Lab
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Thin Films & Characterization
Online Publication Date2015-06-10
Print Publication Date2015-06-14
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/556896
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AbstractHigh-purity, well-crystallized spinel Fe3S4 nanoplatelets were synthesized by the hydrothermal method, and the saturation magnetic moment of Fe3S4 was measured at 1.83 μB/f.u. The temperature-dependent resistivity of Fe3S4 was metallic-like for T < 180 K: room-temperature resistivity was measured at 7.711 × 103 μΩ cm. The anomalous Hall conductivity of Fe3S4 decreased with increasing longitudinal conductivity, in sharp contrast with the accepted theory of the anomalous Hall effect in a dirty-metal regime. Furthermore, negligible spin-dependent magnetoresistance was observed. Band structure calculations confirmed our experimental observations that Fe3S4 is a metal and not a half metal as expected.
CitationFabrication and characterization of nanostructured Fe3S4, an isostructural compound of half-metallic Fe3O4 2015, 117 (22):223903 Journal of Applied Physics
JournalJournal of Applied Physics