Easy-cone magnetic structure in (Cr0.9B0.1)Te

Yangkun He, Gerhard H. Fecher*, Johannes Kroder, Horst Borrmann, Xiao Wang, Lunyong Zhang, Chang-Yang Kuo, Cheng-En Liu, Chien-Te Chen, Kai Chen, Fadi Choueikani, Philippe Ohresser, Arata Tanaka, Zhiwei Hu, Claudia Felser

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Although stoichiometric CrTe is difficult to synthesize because of the appearance of Cr vacancies, ferromagnetic Cr1-x Te compounds have attracted increasing attention. This work investigates single crystalline (Cr-0.9 B-0.1)Te with the Cr vacancies filled by B to stabilize the hexagonal crystal structure and shift the Fermi energy. The structural and magnetic properties have been characterized by experimental measurements and ab initio calculations. A collinear spin structure with an easy axis along c is observed at high temperature, whereas the magnetic moments localized at the Cr atoms gradually tilt away from the c-axis below 140K. A maximum tilt angle of 30 degrees is observed at a temperature of 2K. (C) 2020 Author(s). All article content, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Original languageEnglish
Article number102404
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - 9 Mar 2020


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