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Title: Structural “ δ Doping” to Control Local Magnetization in Isovalent Oxide Heterostructures

Abstract

Modulation and δ-doping strategies, in which atomically thin layers of charged dopants are precisely deposited within a heterostructure, have played enabling roles in the discovery of new physical behavior in electronic materials. Here in this paper, we demonstrate a purely structural “δ-doping” strategy in complex oxide heterostructures, in which atomically thin manganite layers are inserted into an isovalent manganite host, thereby modifying the local rotations of corner-connected MnO 6 octahedra. Combining scanning transmission electron microscopy, polarized neutron reflectometry, and density functional theory, we reveal how local magnetic exchange interactions are enhanced within the spatially confined regions of suppressed octahedral rotations. Finally, the combined experimental and theoretical results illustrate the potential to utilize noncharge-based approaches to “doping” in order to enhance or suppress functional properties within spatially confined regions of oxide heterostructures.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [2];  [1]
  1. Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA (United States). Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science and Technology Division
  3. Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States). Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; SRM University, Kattankulathur (India). SRM Research Institute and Department of Physics and Nanotechnology
  4. National Inst. of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD (United States). Center for Neutron Research
  5. Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States). Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF); Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division
OSTI Identifier:
1422576
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1408059; OSTI ID: 1597856
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; FG02-09ER46554; AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 119; Journal Issue: 19; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Moon, E. J., He, Q., Ghosh, S., Kirby, B. J., Pantelides, S. T., Borisevich, A. Y., and May, S. J. Structural “ δ Doping” to Control Local Magnetization in Isovalent Oxide Heterostructures. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.197204.
Moon, E. J., He, Q., Ghosh, S., Kirby, B. J., Pantelides, S. T., Borisevich, A. Y., & May, S. J. Structural “ δ Doping” to Control Local Magnetization in Isovalent Oxide Heterostructures. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.197204.
Moon, E. J., He, Q., Ghosh, S., Kirby, B. J., Pantelides, S. T., Borisevich, A. Y., and May, S. J. Wed . "Structural “ δ Doping” to Control Local Magnetization in Isovalent Oxide Heterostructures". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.197204. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1422576.
@article{osti_1422576,
title = {Structural “ δ Doping” to Control Local Magnetization in Isovalent Oxide Heterostructures},
author = {Moon, E. J. and He, Q. and Ghosh, S. and Kirby, B. J. and Pantelides, S. T. and Borisevich, A. Y. and May, S. J.},
abstractNote = {Modulation and δ-doping strategies, in which atomically thin layers of charged dopants are precisely deposited within a heterostructure, have played enabling roles in the discovery of new physical behavior in electronic materials. Here in this paper, we demonstrate a purely structural “δ-doping” strategy in complex oxide heterostructures, in which atomically thin manganite layers are inserted into an isovalent manganite host, thereby modifying the local rotations of corner-connected MnO6 octahedra. Combining scanning transmission electron microscopy, polarized neutron reflectometry, and density functional theory, we reveal how local magnetic exchange interactions are enhanced within the spatially confined regions of suppressed octahedral rotations. Finally, the combined experimental and theoretical results illustrate the potential to utilize noncharge-based approaches to “doping” in order to enhance or suppress functional properties within spatially confined regions of oxide heterostructures.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.197204},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 19,
volume = 119,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
}

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