The effect of pressure on the ferromagnetic phase transition has been studied in manganese doped III-V semiconductors by electrical conductance and Hall measurements. We found that the application of hydrostatic pressure shifts the transition temperature upwards both in (In,Mn)Sb and (Ga,Mn)As. The anomalous-Hall coefficient shows a dramatic increase in the hysteresis loops in the ferromagnetic phase and an enhanced magnetization both below and above the phase transition. As the normal-Hall results suggest that the pressure does not change the carrier density [in (In,Mn)Sb] or rather decreases it [in (Ga,Mn)As], all the above observations are indicative of a pressure-induced enhancement of magnetic coupling.
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- Condensed Matter Physics