SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, Volume 62 , Issue 12 : 229402(2019) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11432-019-2686-6

Spin-valve magnetoresistance in single-phase ${\boldsymbol~\varepsilon}$-Fe$_~\bf{2\sim3}$N film

More info
  • ReceivedSep 17, 2019
  • AcceptedOct 17, 2019
  • PublishedNov 14, 2019


There is no abstract available for this article.


This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61574079, 61106009, 11704197) and Open Foundation of Jiangsu Province Key Laboratory of Photonic and Electronic Materials Science and Technology (Grant No. 2018JSGDXX016).


Figures S1 and S2.


[1] Bhattacharyya S. Iron Nitride Family at Reduced Dimensions: A Review of Their Synthesis Protocols and Structural and Magnetic Properties. J Phys Chem C, 2015, 119: 1601-1622 CrossRef Google Scholar

[2] Leineweber A, Jacobs H, Hüning F. ε-Fe3N: magnetic structure, magnetization and temperature dependent disorder of nitrogen. J Alloys Compd, 1999, 288: 79-87 CrossRef Google Scholar

[3] Lei L, Zhang L, Gao S. Neutron diffraction study of the structural and magnetic properties of ε-Fe3N1.098 and ε-Fe2.322Co0.678N0.888. J Alloys Compd, 2018, 752: 99-105 CrossRef Google Scholar

[4] Kokado S, Fujima N, Harigaya K. Phys Rev B, 2006, 73: 172410 CrossRef Google Scholar

[5] Yamaguchi K, Yui T, Yamaki K. Epitaxial growth of ferromagnetic Fe3N films on Si(111) substrates by molecular beam epitaxy. J Cryst Growth, 2007, 301-302: 597-601 CrossRef Google Scholar

[6] Narahara A, Yamaguchi K, Suemasu T. Growth of highly oriented crystalline α-Fe/AlN/Fe3N trilayer structures on Si(111) substrates by molecular beam epitaxy. J Cryst Growth, 2007, 309: 25-29 CrossRef Google Scholar

[7] Cheng Y H, Zheng R K, Liu H. Phys Rev B, 2009, 80: 174412 CrossRef Google Scholar

[8] Tao Z K, Liu S Q, Fang H N. Magnetic and transport properties of single-phase N-rich iron nitrides. Mater Lett, 2019, 239: 140-142 CrossRef Google Scholar

[9] Tao Z K, Fang H N, Chen L. Single phase c-oriented ε-Fe2 3N film on Al2O3 grown by magnetron sputtering. J Cryst Growth, 2019, 506: 160-164 CrossRef Google Scholar

  • Figure 1

    (Color online) (a) $M$-$H$ curves of sample $\varepsilon$-Fe$_{2.95}$N and $\varepsilon$-Fe$_{2.28}$N; (b) MR ratios $(R_H-R_0)/R_0$ of $\varepsilon$-Fe$_{2.28}$N with changing magnetic field from $-$20000 Oe to 20000 Oe under different temperatures; (c) MR ratio of $\varepsilon$-Fe$_{2.95}$N when the temperature is 50 K, and the TEM image of $\varepsilon$-Fe$_{2.95}$N film; (d) temperature dependences of resistivity of sample $\varepsilon$-Fe$_{2.95}$N and $\varepsilon$-Fe$_{2.28}$N.