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Magnetic tunnel junctions with a B2-ordered CoFeCrAl equiatomic Heusler alloy

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Magnetic tunnel junctions with a B2-ordered CoFeCrAl equiatomic Heusler alloy. / Tsuchiya, Tomoki; Roy, Tufan; Elphick, Kelvin; Okabayashi, Jun; Bainsla, Lakhan; Ichinose, Tomohiro; Suzuki, Kazuya; Tsujikawa, Masahito; Shirai, Masafumi; Hirohata, Atsufumi; Mizukami, Shigemi.

In: PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS, Vol. 3, No. 8, 084403, 05.08.2019.

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Tsuchiya, T, Roy, T, Elphick, K, Okabayashi, J, Bainsla, L, Ichinose, T, Suzuki, K, Tsujikawa, M, Shirai, M, Hirohata, A & Mizukami, S 2019, 'Magnetic tunnel junctions with a B2-ordered CoFeCrAl equiatomic Heusler alloy', PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS, vol. 3, no. 8, 084403. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.084403

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Tsuchiya, T., Roy, T., Elphick, K., Okabayashi, J., Bainsla, L., Ichinose, T., Suzuki, K., Tsujikawa, M., Shirai, M., Hirohata, A., & Mizukami, S. (2019). Magnetic tunnel junctions with a B2-ordered CoFeCrAl equiatomic Heusler alloy. PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS, 3(8), [084403]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.084403

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Tsuchiya T, Roy T, Elphick K, Okabayashi J, Bainsla L, Ichinose T et al. Magnetic tunnel junctions with a B2-ordered CoFeCrAl equiatomic Heusler alloy. PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS. 2019 Aug 5;3(8). 084403. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.084403

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Tsuchiya, Tomoki ; Roy, Tufan ; Elphick, Kelvin ; Okabayashi, Jun ; Bainsla, Lakhan ; Ichinose, Tomohiro ; Suzuki, Kazuya ; Tsujikawa, Masahito ; Shirai, Masafumi ; Hirohata, Atsufumi ; Mizukami, Shigemi. / Magnetic tunnel junctions with a B2-ordered CoFeCrAl equiatomic Heusler alloy. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS. 2019 ; Vol. 3, No. 8.

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abstract = "The equiatomic quaternary Heusler alloy CoFeCrAl is a candidate material for spin-gapless semiconductors (SGSs). However, to date, there have been no experimental attempts at fabricating a junction device. This paper reports a fully epitaxial (001)-oriented MgO barrier magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) with CoFeCrAl electrodes grown on a Cr buffer. X-ray and electron diffraction measurements show that the (001) CoFeCrAl electrode films with atomically flat surfaces have a B2-ordered phase. The saturation magnetization is 380 emu/cm3, almost the same as the value given by the Slater–Pauling–like rule, and the maximum tunnel magnetoresistance ratios at 300 K and 10 K are 87% and 165%, respectively. Cross-sectional electron diffraction analysis shows that the MTJs have MgO interfaces with fewer dislocations. The temperature- and bias-voltage dependence of the transport measurements indicates magnon-induced inelastic electron tunneling overlapping with the coherent electron tunneling. X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) measurements show a ferromagnetic arrangement of the Co and Fe magnetic moments of B2-ordered CoFeCrAl, in contrast to the ferrimagnetic arrangement predicted for the Y -ordered state possessing SGS characteristics. Ab-initio calculations taking account of the Cr-Fe swap disorder qualitatively explain the XMCD results. Finally, the effect of the Cr-Fe swap disorder on the ability for electronic states to allow coherent electron tunneling is discussed.",
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