Atomistic geometry and bonding characteristics at the Sr 2FeTaO6/SrTiO3 interface

Shuhui Lv, Mitsuhiro Saito, Zhongchang Wang, Suvankar Chakraverty, Masashi Kawasaki, Yuichi Ikuhara

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    Oxide heterointerfaces with broken translational symmetry offer a fertile ground for exploring fascinating physical properties that are absent in bulk constituents. Here, we apply advanced transmission electron microscopy to the Sr2FeTaO6/SrTiO3 interface and elucidate that the deposited Sr2FeTaO6 thin film bonds directly to the SrTiO3 substrate in an epitaxial, coherent, and atomically abrupt way. Combined with density-functional-theory calculations, we determine the explicit interface atomistic structure, the exact valence state of transition metals, the covalent interfacial bonding nature, and identify the antiferromagnetic superexchange magnetic coupling path between Fe ions as Fe-O-Ta-O-Fe.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number221602
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Issue number22
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun 3

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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