Amorphous CrxTi1-xO2 films with different Cr concentrations of 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.16 were prepared by cosputtering method at room temperature. All as-deposited samples show hysteresis behavior from 2 to 340 K and the Curie temperatures are well above 390 K. The saturation magnetization is about 3.21 × 10-1μB/Cr for x=0.05 at 340 K and decreases with increasing Cr dopant. After annealing at temperature above 300°C, the films crystallized into anatase structure and lost their ferromagnetic property. The results indicate that the ferromagnetism in amorphous Cr-doped TiO2 films is intrinsic and the structural defects play an important role in the ferromagnetism of Cr:TiO2 system.
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