Effect of lattice matching on microstructure and electrical conductivity of epitaxial ARuO3 (A = Sr, Ca and Ba) thin films prepared on (001) LaAlO3 substrates by laser ablation

Akihiko Ito, Hiroshi Masumoto, Takashi Goto

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Abstract

(001) SrRuO3 (SRO), (001) CaRuO3 (CRO) and (205) BaRuO3 (BRO) thin films were epitaxially grown on (001) LaAlO3 substrates by laser ablation, and the effect of lattice matching on the microstructure and electrical conductivity was investigated. (001) SRO and (001) CRO thin films had a terrace with orthogonal step structure, whereas (205) BRO thin film had an orthogonal structure with tetragonal grains. Epitaxial thin films showed metallic conduction, and the (001) CRO thin films exhibited the highest electrical conductivity, i.e. 1.5 × 105 S m- 1, among the (001) SRO, (001) CRO and (205) BRO thin films. The smaller misfit between thin film and substrate could be associated with the higher electrical conductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5616-5620
Number of pages5
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume517
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug 3

Keywords

  • Alkaline earth metal ruthenate
  • Electrical conductivity
  • Epitaxial thin film
  • Laser ablation
  • Lattice matching
  • Microstructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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