A Nanolaminated Magnetic Phase: Mn2GaC
2014 (English)In: Research Letters in Materials Science, ISSN 1687-6822, E-ISSN 1687-6830, Vol. 2, no 2, 89-93 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We report on first principles prediction and subsequent synthesis of Mn2GaC, a new member of the inherently nanolaminated Mn+1AXn (MAX) phase family. This phase, the first to include Mn as the sole M element, was synthesized as a heteroepitaxial thin film. The material was theoretically predicted to display magnetic ordering with ferromagnetic (FM) and antiferromagnetic configurations degenerate in energy within the computational accuracy. Vibrating sample magnetometer measurements show FM ordering with a saturation moment of ms=0.29 μB per Mn atom and remanent moment of mr=0.15 μB per Mn atom for temperatures≤230 K.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2014. Vol. 2, no 2, 89-93 p.
MAX Phases, Magnetism, Thin Films, First Principles Calculations, Phase Stability
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-110763DOI: 10.1080/21663831.2013.865105OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-110763DiVA: diva2:748737