Effect of A-site cation ordering on the magnetoelectric properties in [(LaMnO3)m/(SrMnO3)m]n artificial superlattices

T. Koida, M. Lippmaa, T. Fukumura, K. Itaka, Y. Matsumoto, M. Kawasaki, H. Koinuma

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Abstract

In order to evaluate the effect of charge transfer and/or charge ordering in La1-xSrxMnO3 on the magnetic and transport properties, a library of [(LaMnO3)m/(SrMnO3)m]n superlattices have been fabricated by the combinatorial pulsed laser deposition method. The properties of superlattices were found to depend strongly on the periodicity m; superlattices of m≤4 behaved like a solid solution La0.5Sr0.2MnO3 film, while the superlattices of m>4 were significantly different from the solid solution. These superlattices exhibited a higher resistivity and lower Curie temperature than m≤4 superlattices. The results indicate that the properties of the superlattices are dominated not only by the magnetic interaction between the superlattice constituents but also by carrier (eg electrons) transfer thorough the superlattice interface. The contribution of carrier transfer is supported by the magnetoelectric properties of another library of [(La0.8Sr0.2 MnO3)8/(La0.2 Sr0.8MnO3)m]12 superlattices. The A-site cation order can change both effective carrier concentration and magnetic interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Article number144418
Pages (from-to)1444181-1444186
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume66
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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