Abstract

Ferromagnetic Heusler Co2FeAl0.5Si0.5 epitaxial thin-films have been fabricated in the L21 structure with saturation magnetizations over 1200 emu/cm3. Andreev reflection measurements show that the spin polarization is as high as 80% in samples sputtered on unheated MgO (100) substrates and annealed at high temperatures. However, the spin polarization is considerably smaller in samples deposited on heated substrates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number046108
JournalAPL Materials
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Vahidi, M., Gifford, J. A., Zhang, S. K., Krishnamurthy, S., Yu, Z. G., Yu, L., ... Newman, N. (2014). Fabrication of highly spin-polarized Co2FeAl 0.5Si0.5 thin-films. APL Materials, 2(4), [046108]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4869798