Hidden constant in the anomalous Hall effect of high-purity magnet MnSi

Minhyea Lee, Y. Onose, Y. Tokura, N. P. Ong

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Abstract

Measurements of the Hall conductivity in MnSi can provide incisive tests of theories of the anomalous Hall (AH) effect, because both the mean free path and magnetoresistance (MR) are unusually large for a ferromagnet. The large MR provides an accurate way to separate the AH conductivity σ xy A from the ordinary Hall conductivity σ xy N. Below the Curie temperature TC, σ xy A is linearly proportional to M (magnetization) with a proportionality constant SH that is independent of both T and H. In particular, SH remains a constant while σ xy N changes by a factor of 100 between 5 K and TC. We discuss implications of the hidden constancy in SH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number172403
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume75
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - May 7 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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