Chemical synthesis and magnetic properties of dilute magnetic ZnTe:Cr crystals

Lijuan Zhao, Bei Zhang, Qi Pang, Shine Yang, Xixiang Zhang, Weikun Ge, Jiannong Wang*

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ZnTe and Cr doped ZnTe crystals have been synthesized using a solvothermal process. The characterizations by x-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy show that the synthesized ZnTe:Cr crystals have a cubic structure and Cr is incorporated into ZnTe. The magnetic properties of ZnTe:Cr are investigated. A hysteresis is observed in the magnetization versus magnetic field measurements below 10 K. The detailed analyses suggest that the hysteresis possibly originated from the magnetic short-range ordering of Zn 1-xCrxTe compounds in the sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number092111
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
The authors would like to thank the financial support of the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong SAR via Grant Nos. HKUST6069/02P and 603704. They also thank the MCPF of HKUST for the assistance in the sample characterizations.

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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