Effect of annealing on Curie temperature and phase transition in La0.55Sr0.08Mn0.37O3 epitaxial films grown on SrTiO3 (100) substrates by reactive radio frequency magnetron sputtering

T. Ichinose, H. Naganuma, T. Miyazaki, M. Oogane, Y. Ando, T. Ueno, N. Inami, K. Ono

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Mn-poor LaSrMnO3 (LSMO) epitaxial films were grown on SrTiO3 (100) substrates by radio frequency magnetron sputtering in an argon and oxygen gas mix, and then the samples were annealed in air at various temperatures (Ta). 2 theta-chi X-ray diffraction mapping, nano-beam diffraction analysis through transmission electron microscopy, and electron back scatter diffraction through scanning electron microscopy revealed that the crystal symmetry of the LSMO films changed from monoclinic/orthorhombic to rhombohedral on annealing in air. Curie temperature (TC) of the LSMO films was found to increase with increasing Ta, and become higher than the room temperature at Ta ≥ 861 °C, indicating that the cause of these changes was the filling of oxygen and the transition of the crystal symmetry into rhombohedral.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-43
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Characterization
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 1


  • Currie temperature
  • Epitaxial
  • LSMO
  • Mn-poor
  • Monoclinic
  • Rhombohedral
  • Sputtering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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