Colossal magnetoresistance in ultrathin epitaxial La0.75Sr0.25MnO3 films
2000 (English)In: Journal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979, E-ISSN 1089-7550, Vol. 87, no 5, 2394-2399 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We present results on magnetotransport measurements of a series of La0.75Sr0.25MnO3 films with thickness ranging from 32 to 3300 Angstrom. Films were fabricated using pulsed laser deposition onto SrTiO3 and LaAlO3 substrates. The substrate-film lattice mismatch causes strain in ultrathin films which diminishes with increasing thickness. Ultrathin films exhibit perfect match of in-plane film and substrate lattice parameters. The inhomogeneity of lattice parameters in thick films is caused by film-substrate mismatch strain and displayed by nonuniform broadening of x-ray diffraction Bragg reflections. The observation of characteristic Kiessig fringes is evidence for very uniform thickness of fabricated films. We found that the magnetotransport properties are strongly controlled by the film thickness and that allowed us to tailor the temperature of the metal-to-semiconductor phase transition in the range of 100-340 K with a change in magnetoresistivity within a factor of 3. We also present comparisons between the thickness dependence and oxygen deficiency in the films.
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2000. Vol. 87, no 5, 2394-2399 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-19580ISI: 000085529500053OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-19580DiVA: diva2:338272
QC 201005252010-08-102010-08-10Bibliographically approved