Structural and magnetic properties of irradiated SiC

Structural and magnetic properties of irradiated SiC

Wang, Y.; Chen, X.; Li, L.; Shalimov, A.; Tong, W.; Prucnal, S.; Munnik, F.; Yang, Z.; Skorupa, W.; Helm, M.; Zhou, S.


We present a comprehensive structural characterization of ferromagnetic SiC single crystals induced by Ne ion irradiation. The ferromagnetism has been confirmed by electron spin resonance and possible transition metal impurities can be excluded to be the origin of the observed ferromagnetism. Using X-ray diffraction and Rutherford backscattering/channeling spectroscopy, we estimate the damage to the crystallinity of SiC which mutually influences the ferromagnetism in SiC.

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