Carbon-doped ZnO (ZnO:C) thin films exhibiting Curie temperature above room temperature were fabricated using ion beam technique. The magnetic moment of the ZnO:C films was found to be around 1.35 μB per carbon atom. The ZnO:C films showed p -type conduction with a hole concentration of ∼5× 1017cm-3. In addition, the anomalous Hall effect and negative magnetoresistance can be detected in the ZnO:C films. The magnetotransport properties of the ZnO:C suggested that the films possessed charge carrier spin polarization.
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