Title
Structure and magnetotransport properties of <tex>$La_{2/3}Ca_{1/3}MnO_{3}$</tex> thin films prepared by pulsed laser deposition Structure and magnetotransport properties of <tex>$La_{2/3}Ca_{1/3}MnO_{3}$</tex> thin films prepared by pulsed laser deposition
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Publication type
conferenceObject
Publication
Warrendale :Materials research society ,
Subject
Physics
Source (journal)
Materials Research Society symposium proceedings. - Wuhan
Source (book)
Symposium on Advances in Laser Ablation of Materials at the 1998 MRS, Spring Meeting, April 13-16, 1998, San Francisco, Calif.
Volume/pages
526() , p. 219-224
ISSN
0272-9172
ISBN
1-55899-432-7
ISI
000077696000032
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
La1-xCaxMnO3-delta (LCMO) thin films are grown by pulsed laser deposition on a (100) SrTiO3 substrate at temperatures between 530 degrees C and 890 degrees C. The magnetotransport properties show a high negative magnetoresistance and a shift of the maximum of the R(T) curve as function of temperature. The Curie temperature changes with deposition temperature and film quality in the range of 100-220K. The film quality is characterised by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy (TEM); film and target compositions were verified by atomic emission spectroscopy. The local structure of the film depends on the growth conditions and substrate temperature. TEM reveals a slight distortion of the film leading to a breakdown of the symmetry from orthorhombic to monoclinic. At the highest growth temperatures, a well defined interface is observed within the LCMO film, parallel to the substrate surface; this interface divides the film into two lamellae with a different microstructure. The lamella close to the substrate is perfectly coherent with the substrate, suggesting that it is strained as a result of the lattice parameter mismatch; the upper lamella shows a typical domain structure with unusual translation interfaces characterised by a displacement vector of the type 1/2[010](m) and 1/2[001](m) when referred ten the monoclinic lattice.
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