Effect of hydrostatic pressure on the transport properties in magnetic semiconductors

M. Csontos, G. Mihály, B. Janko, T. Wojtowicz, W. L. Lim, X. Liu, J. K. Furdyna

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3571-3574
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi C: Conferences
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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