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Title: Effect of substrate temperatures on the electrical resistivity of thermally evaporated Mn thin films
Authors: Boakye, F.
Ampong, F. K.
Abavare, E. K. K.
Issue Date: 8-Sep-2006
Abstract: Resistivity measurements have been performed on three samples of Mn thin films from 300 to 1.4 K using the van der Pauw four probe technique. The films were grown by thermal evaporation onto glass substrates held at 523, 323 and 77 K, respectively in a bell jar held at 6 x 10-6 Torr. The resistivity-temperature results of the three specimens reveal a variety of low temperature behaviours. A behaviour typical of the bulk a-Mn is obtained with the film grown at a substrate temperature of 523 K whilst with the film grown at a substrate temperature of 323 K, the resistivity tends to a saturation at low temperatures exhibiting a behaviour reminiscent of Kondo scattering. The resistivity-temperature behaviour of the sample held at a substrate temperature of 77 K may be regarded as typical of a metallic alloy glass with a negative temperature coefficient of resistivity at high temperatures and this turns to a T2 dependence of resistivity at very low temperatures. Keywords: Manganese; Resistivity: Kondo scattering; Metallic-alloy-glass
Description: This article was published in 1997 by Elsevier Ltd.Also available at 10.1016/j.cryogenics.2006.11.001.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1244
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