Formation of Ferromagnetic SiC:Mn Phases
Ferromagnetic phases in as-grown SiC have been studied. An interpretation about the formation based on details of the phase appearance in the layers from optical microscopy, AFM, and TEM investigations is related to the growth. Some phases were found to have a nucleation at the edge of the phase and detailed TEM investigations show that the phases have an increased grain density at the edge while the main part of the phase is monocrystalline.
Roberta Nipoti, Antonella Poggi and Andrea Scorzoni
M. Syväjärvi et al., "Formation of Ferromagnetic SiC:Mn Phases", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 483-485, pp. 241-244, 2005