AC Magnetic Susceptibility Studies of Ge1-x-y Snx Mny Te Mixed Crystals
L. Kilanski a, M. Arciszewska a, V. Domukhovski a, W. Dobrowolski a, V.E. Slynko b and I.E. Slynko b
a Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, al. Lotników 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw, Poland
b Institute of Material Science Problems, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, 5 Wilde Street, 274001 Chernovtsy, Ukraine
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Received: 7 06 2008;
We present preliminary studies of magnetic and transport properties of Ge1-x-y Snx Mny Te mixed crystals with 0.091 ≤ x ≤ 0.105 and 0.012 ≤ y ≤ 0.115. Qualitative analysis of our experimental results showed the appearance of a spin-glass phase at T < 50 K. The transport characterization (resistivity and Hall effect measurements) showed that the investigated samples had semimetallic p-type conductivity with relatively large carrier concentrations (p > 1021 cm-3) and low mobilities (μ < 100 cm2 V-1 s-1). The dependence of transport properties on the chemical composition of the samples was observed.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.114.1145
PACS numbers: 72.20.Fr, 72.80.Ga, 75.40.Gb, 75.50.Lk, 75.50.Pp