In this study, a newly developed band-gap measurement technique has been used to characterise epitaxial Co2FeAl0.5Si0.5 (CFAS) films. The CFAS films were deposited on MgO(001) substrate by ultra high vacuum molecular beam epitaxy. The band-gap for the as deposited films was found to be ∼110 meV when measured at room temperature. This simple technique provides a macroscopic analysis of the half-metallic properties of a thin film. This allows for simple optimisation of growth and annealing conditions.
|Journal||Journal of Applied Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|