Spin dynamics and magnetic interactions of Mn dopants in the topological insulator Bi2Te3

S. Zimmermann, F. Steckel, C. Hess, H. W. Ji, Y. S. Hor, R. J. Cava, B. Büchner, V. Kataev

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The magnetic and electronic properties of the magnetically doped topological insulator Bi2-xMnxTe3 were studied using electron-spin resonance (ESR) and measurements of static magnetization and electrical transport. The investigated high-quality single crystals of Bi2-xMnxTe3 show a ferromagnetic phase transition for x≥0.04 at TC≈12 K. The Hall measurements reveal a p-type finite charge-carrier density. Measurements of the temperature dependence of the ESR signal of Mn dopants for different orientations of the external magnetic field give evidence that the localized Mn moments interact with the mobile charge carriers leading to Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida-type ferromagnetic coupling between the Mn spins of order 2-3 meV. Furthermore, ESR reveals a low-dimensional character of magnetic correlations that persist far above the ferromagnetic ordering temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number125205
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number12
StatePublished - Sep 21 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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