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Columnar defect induced phase transformation in epitaxial La0.7Ca0.3MnO3 films

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11 Author(s)
Ogale, S.B. ; Center for Superconductivity Research, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 ; Li, Y.H. ; Rajeswari, M. ; Riba, L.Salamanca
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Epitaxial La0.7Ca0.3MnO3 thin films on the SrTiO3(100) surface have been irradiated with 250 MeV Ag17+ ions at different nominal fluence values in the range of 5×1010–4×1011ions/cm2, resulting in columnar defects. At low fluences these defects cause changes in material properties that are small and scale linearly with dosage. Above a threshold fluence value ∼3×1011ions/cm2 dramatic changes are observed, including an order of magnitude increase in the resistivity and 50 K drop in the Curie temperature. Transmission electron microscopy measurements show that the changes are associated with a phase transformation of the undamaged region between the columnar defects. The transformed phase has a diffraction pattern very similar to that seen in charge-ordered La0.5Ca0.5MnO3. We propose that above a critical level of ion damage, strains caused by the presence of the columnar defects induce a charge-ordering phase transition that causes the observed dramatic changes in physical properties. We speculate that a conceptually similar surface-induced charge ordering may be responsible for the “dead layer” observed in very thin strained films, and the dramatic changes in optical properties induced by polishing, and that an impurity-induced charge ordering causes the extreme sensitivity of properties to lattice substitution. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.

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Journal of Applied Physics  (Volume:87 ,  Issue: 9 )

Date of Publication:

May 2000

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