Observation of the Verwey transition in Fe<inf>3</inf>O<inf>4</inf> nanocrystals

Gil Markovich, Tcipi Fried, Pankaj Poddar, Amos Sharoni, David Katz, Tommer Wizansky, Oded Millo

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The electronic properties of arrays and isolated magnetite nanocrystals were studied using tunneling spectroscopy. Macroscopic tunnel junctions were used to study stacked arrays of the nanocrystals. The temperature dependent resistance measurements showed an abrupt increase of the resistance around 100 K, attributed to the Verwey metal-insulator transition, while the current-voltage characteristics exhibit a sharp transition from an insulator gap to a peak in the density of states near the Fermi energy. This conductance peak was sensitive to in-plane magnetic field showing large magnetoresistance. The tunneling spectra obtained on isolated particles using a Scanning Tunneling Microscope exhibit a gap-like structure below the transition temperature that gradually disappeared with increasing temperature, ending with a small peak structure around zero bias.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002


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