Structural, magnetic, and transport studies of La 0.8MnO 3 films

Q. Qian, T. A. Tyson, C. Dubourdieu, A. Bossak, J. P. Sénateur, M. Deleon, J. Bai, G. Bonfait, J. Maria

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A study of the properties of La 0.8MnO 3 films of varying thickness was performed. Transport and magnetization measurements show that the ferromagnetic (metallic) volume fraction of the film varies from ∼ 1/4 for ultrathin 60Å films to ∼ 1/2 for 1600Å films. Multilength scale structural measurements reveal that near 300Å, a transition from highly strained ultrathin films to relaxed bulk-like films occurs. The transition region is characterized by low surface roughness, high crystallite orientation, and broad d-spacing distributions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4518-4523
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 15 2002

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Qian, Q., Tyson, T. A., Dubourdieu, C., Bossak, A., Sénateur, J. P., Deleon, M., Bai, J., Bonfait, G., & Maria, J. (2002). Structural, magnetic, and transport studies of La 0.8MnO 3 films. Journal of Applied Physics, 92(8), 4518-4523.