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Title: Nanoscale self-templating for oxide epitaxy with large symmetry mismatch

Direct observations using scanning transmission electron microscopy unveil an intriguing interfacial bi-layer that enables epitaxial growth of a strain-free, monoclinic, bronze-phase VO 2(B) thin film on a perovskite SrTiO 3 (STO) substrate. For this study, we observe an ultrathin (2–3 unit cells) interlayer best described as highly strained VO 2(B) nanodomains combined with an extra (Ti,V)O 2 layer on the TiO 2 terminated STO (001) surface. By forming a fully coherent interface with the STO substrate and a semi-coherent interface with the strain-free epitaxial VO 2(B) film above, the interfacial bi-layer enables the epitaxial connection of the two materials despite their large symmetry and lattice mismatch.
Authors:
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science and Technology Division
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scientific Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Batteries; Structural properties
OSTI Identifier:
1339379