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Point contact Andreev spectroscopy of epitaxial Co2FeSi Heusler alloys on GaAs (001)
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FIG. 1.

(Color online) Sketch of the contact in (a) the ballistic and (b) the diffusive regime, mimicked by an additional disordered region. The transmission probabilities differ in the two cases.

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FIG. 2.

(a) Circuit diagram of the low-temperature measurements. R is the resistance of the point contact in case of a PCAR measurement. (b) Temperature dependent measurement of the film resistivity in four terminal van-der-Pauw geometry. (c) Point-contact measurement using two contacts on the film surface and two contacts on the superconducting tip.

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FIG. 3.

(Color online) PCAR spectra (Nb/Co2FeSi/GaAs) of the 18 nm thin samples. The spectra are corrected by a series resistance Rs , normalized by the resistance Rn , and offset for clarity. The black lines are best fits calculated with the diffusive BTK model. The values for the polarization P and the contact quality Z are plotted in the insets. An extrapolation to Z = 0 estimates the spin polarization at the Fermi energy.

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FIG. 4.

(Color online) PCAR measurements (Nb/Co2FeSi/GaAs) on the 48 nm thick samples.

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FIG. 5.

(Color online) Temperature dependent resistivities of the three investigated 18 nm Co2FeSi films (PDI-1 to PDI-3). At 77 K results from earlier measurements at liquid Nitrogen temperature are indicated by black crosses.


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Table I.

Substrate temperature at deposition, film thickness, spin polarization, and resistivity at T = 2 K of the Co2FeSi films.


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Scitation: Point contact Andreev spectroscopy of epitaxial Co2FeSi Heusler alloys on GaAs (001)