Volume 45, Number 6, March II 1999
|Page(s)||714 - 720|
|Section||Condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic and optical properties|
|Published online||01 September 2002|
Spin-glass–like ordering in giant magnetoresistive CuCo
Institute of Molecular Physics,
Polish Academy of Sciences,
M. Smoluchowskiego 17, PL 60-179 Poznań, Poland
2 Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstofforschung Dresden e.V., Postfach 270016, D-01171 Dresden, Germany
Accepted: 12 January 1999
The magnetic dynamics in melt-spun CoxCu measured by ac-susceptibilities and magnetic relaxation reveal interaction effects for low Co contents (x=2, 10). The frequency dependence of the ac-susceptibility curves vs. temperature described by Néel-Arrhenius relaxation over a distribution of energy barriers yield unphysically small prefactors for the microscopic timescale. The dependence of the peak temperatures on frequency can be described by critical functions with exponents similar to those of conventional spin-glasses. Magnetic relaxation is slow on a logarithmic timescale. The results indicate magnetic interactions resulting in glassy dynamics. Samples of Co10Cu90 with high magnetoresistance ratio show magnetic aging effects in relaxation experiments, which are observed by waiting-time dependences in the time evolution of the magnetization or resistivity after zero-field–cooling. These results are unequivocal evidence for magnetic ordering similar to that in spin-glasses.
PACS: 75.50.Tt – Fine-particle systems / 75.70.Pa – Giant magnetoresistance / 75.50.Lk – Spin glasses and other random magnets
© EDP Sciences, 1999
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