Transport properties of sputtered Fe3 O4 thin films have been studied with the current perpendicular to plane (CPP) configuration. Fabricated polycrystalline Fe3 O4 films exhibit superior CPP conductivity of 12 k Ω-1 · m-1. In addition to the Verwey transition (VT), observed at 114 K, another type of drastic conductivity change [field induced transition (FT)] was observed at lower temperature (T<70 K) and higher bias voltage (Vb ≥0.18 V) regime. The conductivity change at FT is discontinuous and several orders in magnitude. The transition temperature for FT presents considerable Vb dependence, contrarily no distinguished dependence for VT.
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