Spin polarisation and anomalous Hall effect in NiMnSb films
ΣυγγραφέαςBranford, W. R.
Roy, S. B.
Clowes, S. K.
Bugoslavsky, Y. V.
Cohen, L. F.
SourceJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
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NiMnSb has attracted a great deal of interest as a spin injector/detector in spintronic devices because it has a Curie temperature of 728 K and is predicted to be half-metallic (100% spin polarized). NiMnSb has been reported to have greatly reduced surface polarization, and to lose its half metallicity above 80 K. Here we report the investigation of the surface polarisation and electronic structure of NiMnSb by measurement of the transport spin polarization using point contact Andreev reflection spectroscopy, and anomalous Hall effect in thin films on Si(00 1). A comparison to bulk properties is made. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.