Seed layer technique for high quality epitaxial manganite films

Graziosi, P. et al. (2016) Seed layer technique for high quality epitaxial manganite films. AIP Advances, 6(8), 085109. (doi:10.1063/1.4961228)

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Abstract

We introduce an innovative approach to the simultaneous control of growth mode and magnetotransport properties of manganite thin films, based on an easy-to-implement film/substrate interface engineering. The deposition of a manganite seed layer and the optimization of the substrate temperature allows a persistent bi-dimensional epitaxy and robust ferromagnetic properties at the same time. Structural measurements confirm that in such interface-engineered films, the optimal properties are related to improved epitaxy. A new growth scenario is envisaged, compatible with a shift from heteroepitaxy towards pseudo-homoepitaxy. Relevant growth parameters such as formation energy, roughening temperature, strain profile and chemical states are derived.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Financial support from the FP7 projects NMP3-LA-2010-246102 (IFOX), NMP- 2010-SMALL-4-263104 (HINTS), NMP3-SL-2010-246073 (GRENADA), the DFG in the SFB762 project, and the Italian government FIRB project n°RBAP117RWN is acknowledged.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:O'Shea, Miss Kerry and MacLaren, Dr Donald
Authors: Graziosi, P., Gambardella, A., Calbucci, M., O'Shea, K., MacLaren, D.A., Riminucci, A., Bergenti, I., Fugattini, S., Prezioso, M., Homonnay, N., Schmidt, G., Pullini, D., Busquets-Mataix, D., and Dediu, V.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:AIP Advances
Publisher:American Institute of Physics
ISSN:2158-3226
ISSN (Online):2158-3226
Published Online:12 August 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in AIP Advances 6(8):085109
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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