Tailoring of magnetism & electron transport of manganate thin films by controlling the Mn–O–Mn bond angles via strain engineering

  • Strain engineering beyond substrate limitation of colossal magnetoresistant thin (La0.6Pr0.4)0.7Ca0.3MnO3 (LPCMO) films on LaAlO3-buffered SrTiO3 (LAO/STO) substrates has been demonstrated using metalorganic aerosol deposition technique. By growing partially relaxed 7–27 nm thick heteroepitaxial LAO buffer layers on STO a perfect lattice matching to the LPCMO has been achieved. As a result, strain-free heteroepitaxial 10–20 nm thick LPCMO/LAO/STO films with bulk-like ferromagnetic metallic ground state were obtained. Without buffer the coherently strained thin LPCMO/STO and LPCMO/LAO films were insulating and weakly magnetic. The reason for the optimized magnetotransport in strain-free LPCMO films was found to be a large octahedral Mn–O–Mn bond angle φOOR ~ 166–168° as compared to the significantly smaller one of φOOR ~ 152–156° determined for the tensile (LPCMO/STO) and compressively (LPCMO/LAO) strained films.

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Author:P. Henning, Robert Gruhl, U. Ross, V. Roddatis, V. Bruchmann-Bamberg, K. P. Stroh, M. Seibt, Philipp GegenwartORCiDGND, V. Moshnyaga
Frontdoor URLhttps://opus.bibliothek.uni-augsburg.de/opus4/112055
Parent Title (English):Scientific Reports
Publisher:Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Year of first Publication:2024
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2024/03/18
First Page:3253
Institutes:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultät
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultät / Institut für Physik
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultät / Institut für Physik / Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik VI
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 53 Physik / 530 Physik
Licence (German):CC-BY 4.0: Creative Commons: Namensnennung (mit Print on Demand)