Competing antiferromagnetism in a quasi-2D itinerant ferromagnet: Fe3GeTe2

Jieyu Yi, Houlong Zhuang, Qiang Zou, Zhiming Wu, Guixin Cao, Siwei Tang, S. A. Calder, P. R.C. Kent, David Mandrus, Zheng Gai

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Fe3GeTe2 is known as an air-stable layered metal with itinerant ferromagnetism with a transition temperature of about 220 K. From our extensive dc and ac magnetic measurements, we have determined that the ferromagnetic layers of Fe3GeTe2 actually order antiferromagnetically along the c-axis below 152 K. The antiferromagnetic state was further substantiated by theoretical calculation to be the ground state. A magnetic structure model was proposed to describe the antiferromagnetic ground state as well as competition between antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic states. Fe3GeTe2 shares many common features with pnictide superconductors and may be a promising system in which to search for unconventional superconductivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number011005
Journal2D Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • 2D material
  • Antiferromagnetism
  • Ferromagnet
  • Magnetic force microscopy
  • ac susceptibility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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