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Title: Effects of thermal annealing in oxygen on the antiferromagneticorder and domain structure of epitaxial LaFeO(3) thin films

Abstract

The antiferromagnetic order and domain structure of LaFeO3 thin films, epitaxially deposited on LaAlO3(001) substrates, were investigated by X-ray magnetic linear dichroism (XMLD) spectroscopy and spectromicroscopy, using the soft X-ray photoelectron emission microscopy (PEEM) beamline at the Advanced Light Source. In particular, we have examined the effects of thermal annealing in oxygen on the antiferromagnetic domains and spin orientation in the near surface region of such films. The recorded PEEM micrographs show AFM domains for all samples, though the domains are on average larger for the thermally annealed films. XMLD spectra recorded for different angles between the electromagnetic field vector and the film surface normal suggest a characteristic difference in the spin orientation between the as-grown (epitaxially strained) and the thermally annealed (strain relaxed) samples. While temperature-dependent measurements reveal little difference in Ne'el temperature between an as-grown and a fully relaxed film (TN=645 K and 610 K, respectively), both are reduced compared to that of bulk LaFeO3 (TN=740 K).

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Director. Office of Science. Office of Basic EnergyResearch; Norwegian Research Council Contracts 121443/420 and158518/431
OSTI Identifier:
892948
Report Number(s):
LBNL-60777
R&D Project: A58128; BnR: KC0204016; TRN: US0605881
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 11th International Workshop on Oxide Electronics,Hakone, Japan, October 3 5, 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ADVANCED LIGHT SOURCE; ANNEALING; DICHROISM; DOMAIN STRUCTURE; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; MICROSCOPY; OXIDES; OXYGEN; SPECTRA; SPECTROSCOPY; SPIN ORIENTATION; SUBSTRATES; THIN FILMS; VECTORS; advanced light source als

Citation Formats

Grepstad, Jostein K, Takamura, Yayoi, Scholl, Andreas, Hole, Ingebrigt, Suzuki, Yuri, and Tybell, Thomas. Effects of thermal annealing in oxygen on the antiferromagneticorder and domain structure of epitaxial LaFeO(3) thin films. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Grepstad, Jostein K, Takamura, Yayoi, Scholl, Andreas, Hole, Ingebrigt, Suzuki, Yuri, & Tybell, Thomas. Effects of thermal annealing in oxygen on the antiferromagneticorder and domain structure of epitaxial LaFeO(3) thin films. United States.
Grepstad, Jostein K, Takamura, Yayoi, Scholl, Andreas, Hole, Ingebrigt, Suzuki, Yuri, and Tybell, Thomas. 2005. "Effects of thermal annealing in oxygen on the antiferromagneticorder and domain structure of epitaxial LaFeO(3) thin films". United States.
@article{osti_892948,
title = {Effects of thermal annealing in oxygen on the antiferromagneticorder and domain structure of epitaxial LaFeO(3) thin films},
author = {Grepstad, Jostein K and Takamura, Yayoi and Scholl, Andreas and Hole, Ingebrigt and Suzuki, Yuri and Tybell, Thomas},
abstractNote = {The antiferromagnetic order and domain structure of LaFeO3 thin films, epitaxially deposited on LaAlO3(001) substrates, were investigated by X-ray magnetic linear dichroism (XMLD) spectroscopy and spectromicroscopy, using the soft X-ray photoelectron emission microscopy (PEEM) beamline at the Advanced Light Source. In particular, we have examined the effects of thermal annealing in oxygen on the antiferromagnetic domains and spin orientation in the near surface region of such films. The recorded PEEM micrographs show AFM domains for all samples, though the domains are on average larger for the thermally annealed films. XMLD spectra recorded for different angles between the electromagnetic field vector and the film surface normal suggest a characteristic difference in the spin orientation between the as-grown (epitaxially strained) and the thermally annealed (strain relaxed) samples. While temperature-dependent measurements reveal little difference in Ne'el temperature between an as-grown and a fully relaxed film (TN=645 K and 610 K, respectively), both are reduced compared to that of bulk LaFeO3 (TN=740 K).},
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place = {United States},
year = {2005},
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