Determining Curie temperature of (Ga,Mn)As samples based on electrical transport measurements: Low Curie temperature case.

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In this paper, we show that the widely accepted method of the determination of Curie temperature (Tc) in (Ga,Mn)As samples, based on the position of the peak in the temperature derivative of the resistivity, completely fails in the case of non-metallic and low-TC unannealed samples. In this case, we propose an alternative method, also based on electric transport measurements, which exploits temperature dependence of the second derivative of the resistivity upon magnetic field.


  • Adam Kwiatkowski
  • Marta Gryglas-Borysiewicz
  • Piotr Juszynski
  • Jacek Przybytek
  • Maciej Sawicki
  • Janusz Sadowski
  • Dariusz Wasik
  • Michal Baj
External organisations
  • University of Warsaw
  • Polish Academy of Sciences
Research areas and keywords

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  • Natural Sciences


  • dilute ferromagnetic semiconductors, molecular beam epitaxy
Original languageEnglish
Article number242103
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 14
Publication categoryResearch