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Author Fernandes, A.; Chan, I.; Guimpel, J.; Nakamura, O.; Lederman, D.; Schuller, I.
Title Scaling of critical currents in high-temperature superconducting superlattices and thin films Type Journal Article
Year 1992 Publication Applied Physics Letters Abbreviated Journal Appl. Phys. Lett.
Volume 61 Issue 26 Pages 3181
Keywords High?Tc Superconductors; Thin Films; Superlattices; Critical Current; Temperature Dependence; Scaling Laws; Anisotropy
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Call Number BT @ jguimpel @ Serial 608
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Author Nakamura, O.; Fullerton, E.; Guimpel, J.; Schuller, I.
Title High Tc thin films with roughness smaller than one unit cell Type Journal Article
Year 1992 Publication Applied Physics Letters Abbreviated Journal Appl. Phys. Lett.
Volume 60 Issue 1 Pages 120
Keywords High?Tc Superconductors; Thin Films; Superlattices; Epitaxy; Magnetrons; Sputtering; Roughness; Thickness
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Call Number BT @ jguimpel @ Serial 610
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Author Sirena, M.; Kaul, E.; Pedreros, M.B.; Rodriguez, C.A.; Guimpel, J.; Steren, L.B.
Title Structural, magnetic and electrical properties of ferromagnetic/ferroelectric multilayers Type Journal Article
Year 2011 Publication Journal of Applied Physics Abbreviated Journal J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 109 Issue 12 Pages 123920
Keywords atomic force microscopy; barium compounds; electrical conductivity; ferroelectric materials; ferromagnetic materials; lanthanum compounds; magnetic multilayers; magnetisation; multiferroics; sputter deposition; strontium compounds; superlattices; texture; tunnelling; X-ray diffraction
Abstract The La0.75Sr0.25MnO3 (LSMO)/Ba0.7Sr0.3TiO3 (BSTO) superlattices and bilayers, where LSMO is ferromagnetic and BSTO is ferroelectric, were grown by dc sputtering. X-ray diffraction indicates that the samples present a textured growth with the c axis perpendicular to the substrate. Magnetization measurements show a decrease of the sample’s magnetization for decreasing ferromagnetic thickness. This effect could be related to the presence of biaxial strain and a magnetic dead layer in the samples. Conductive atomic force microscopy indicates that the samples present a total covering of the ferromagnetic layer for a ferroelectric thickness higher than four unit cells. Transport tunneling of the carriers seems to be the preferred conduction mechanism through the ferroelectric layer. These are promising results for the development of multiferroic tunnel junctions.
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Author Sutter, J.G.; Chávez, A.S.; Soria, S.; Granada, M.; Neñer, L.; Bengió, S.; Granell, P.; Golmar, F.; Haberkorn, N.; Leyva, A.G.; Sirena, M.
Title Tuning the magneto-electrical properties of multiferroic multilayers through interface strain and disorder Type Journal Article
Year 2020 Publication Journal of Alloys and Compounds Abbreviated Journal J. Alloys Compd.
Volume Issue Pages 157820
Keywords multiferroic; superlattices; manganites; magnetism; disorder
Abstract Artificially engineered superlattices were designed and fabricated to induce different growth mechanisms and structural characteristics. DC sputtering was used to grow ferromagnetic (La0.8Ba0.2MnO3)/ferroelectric (Ba0.25Sr0.75TiO3 or BaTiO3) superlattices. We systematically modified the thickness of the ferromagnetic layer to analyze dimensional and structural disorder effects on the superlattices with different structural characteristics. The crystalline structure was characterized by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. The magnetic and electronic properties were investigated by SQUID magnetometry and resistance measurements. The results show that both strain and structural disorder can significantly affect the physical properties of the systems. Ba0.25Sr0.75TiO3 based superlattices with a low thickness of the ferromagnetic layers (4 nm.) present compressive strain that decreases the ferromagnetic transition temperature from 250 K corresponding to the unstressed samples to 230 K. In these samples, the localization energy of the charge carrier through the electron-phonon interaction decreases at low temperatures (∼100 meV). Ba0.25Sr0.75TiO3 based superlattices with thicknesses of the ferromagnetic layers higher than 12 nm present tensile strain that reduces the charge carrier localization energy at low temperatures (∼1 meV), increasing the ferromagnetic transition temperature (Tc∼265K). Structural defects in BaTiO3 based superlattices have a stronger influence on the magnetic properties than on the transport properties. Nevertheless, disorder blocks the ferromagnetic transition for highly disordered samples (thickness of the ferromagnetic layer < 3 nm). These results help to further understand the role of strain and interface effects in the magnetic and transport properties of manganite based multiferroic systems.
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