Metal-nonmetal transition in Ge doped spinel-type CuCr2 S4

Y. Kamihara, M. Matoba, T. Kyomen, M. Itoh

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CuCr2 S4 shows a p-type metallic conductivity and ferromagnetism with Curie temperatures Tc of 375 K, and exhibits magnetic anomaly at 84 K ( = Tm ). The partial Ge substitution for Cu in CuCr2 S4 greatly reduces Tc. Moreover Ge-substitution gives metal-nonmetal transition at x = frac(1, 8) in Cu1 - x Gex Cr2 S4. These results suggest that Cr 3d band filling control can be expected to give functional magnetoelectric transport properties in CuCr2 S4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1120-1121
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 1


  • Anomalous magnetism
  • Ferromagnetic order
  • Magnetoresistance
  • Thiospinel
  • Transition metal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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