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Two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals (vdW) ferromagnetic metals FexGeTe2 with x = 3 – 5 have raised significant interest in the scientific community. Fe5GeTe2 shows prospects for spintronic applications since the Curie temperature Tc has been reported near or higher than 300 K. In the present work, epitaxial Fe5-δGeTe2 (FGT) heterostructures were grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) on insulating crystalline substrates. The FGT films were combined with Bi2Te3 topological insulator (TI) aiming to investigate the possible beneficial effect of the TI on the magnetic properties of FGT. FGT/Bi2Te3 films were compared to FGT capped only with AlOx to prevent oxidation. SQUID and MOKE measurements revealed that the growth of Bi2Te3 TI on FGT films significantly enhances the saturation magnetization of FGT as well as the Tc well above RT reaching record values of 570 K. First-principles calculations predict …
Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2023

Elli Georgopoulou-Kotsaki, Panagiotis Pappas, Akylas Lintzeris, Polychronis Tsipas, Sotirios Fragkos, Anastasios Markou, Claudia Felser, Emanuele Longo, Marco Fanciulli, Roberto Mantovan, Farzad Mahfouzi, Nicholas Kioussis, A Dimoulas

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