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Title
Structure and defect characterization of multiferroic ReMnO$_{3} films and multilayers by TEM
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Abstract
Epitaxial rare earth manganite thin films (ReMnO3; Re = Tb, Ho, Er, and Y) and multilayers were grown by liquid injection metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) on YSZ(111) and the same systems were grown c-oriented on Pt(111) buffered Si substrates. They have been structurally investigated by electron diffraction (ED) and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). Nanodomains of secondary orientation are observed in the hexagonal YMnO3 films. They are related to a YSZ(111) and Pt(111) misorientation. The epitaxial film thickness has an influence on the defect formation. TbO2 and Er2O3 inclusions are observed in the TbMnO3 and ErMnO3 films respectively. The structure and orientation of these inclusions are correlated to the resembling symmetry and structure of film and substrate. The type of defect formed in the YMnO3/HoMnO3 and YMnO3/ErMnO3 multilayers is also influenced by the type of substrate they are grown on. In our work, atomic growth models for the interface between the film/substrate are proposed and verified by comparison with observed and computer simulated images.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Nanotechnology. - Bristol
Publication
Bristol : 2010
ISSN
0957-4484
Volume/pages
21:7(2010), p. 075705,1-075705,11
ISI
000273824500018
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 11.02.2010
Last edited 10.10.2017
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