Effects of nonuniform Mn distribution in (Ga,Mn)As
Journal article, 2014
Resonant in situ photoemission from Mn 3d states in Ga1-xMnxAs is reported for Mn concentrations down to the very dilute level of 0.1%. Concentration-dependent spectral features are analyzed on the basis of first-principles calculations for systems with selected impurity positions as well as for random alloys. Effects of direct Mn-Mn interaction are found for concentrations as low as 2.5%, and are ascribed to statistical (nonuniform) distribution of Mn atoms.