Anomalous Hall effect in NiPt thin films
2011 (English)In: Journal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979, E-ISSN 1089-7550, Vol. 110, no 3, 033909- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We study Hall effect in sputtered NixPt1-x thin films with different Ni concentrations. Temperature, magnetic field andangular dependencies are analyzed and the phase diagram of NiPt thin films is obtained. It is found that films with sub-critical Ni concentration exhibit cluster-glass behavior at low temperatures with a perpendicular magnetic anisotropy below the freezing temperature. Films with super-critical Ni concentration are ferromagnetic with parallel anisotropy. At the critical concentration the state of the film is strongly frustrated. Such films demonstrate canted magnetization with the easy axis rotating as a function of temperature. The magnetism appears via consecutive paramagnetic - cluster glass - ferromagnetic transitions, rather than a single second-order phase transition. But most remarkably, the extraordinary Hall effect changes sign at the critical concentration. We suggest that this is associated with a reconstruction of the electronic structure of the alloy at the normal metal - ferromagnet quantum phase transition.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 110, no 3, 033909- p.
Condensed Matter Physics
Research subject Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-56668DOI: 10.1063/1.3615959ISI: 000293956600097OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-56668DiVA: diva2:412078