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Title: Three-dimensional strain engineering in epitaxial vertically aligned nanocomposite thin films with tunable magnetotransport properties

Abstract

Three-dimensional (3D) frameworks have been successfully constructed by interlayering La 0.7Sr 0.3MnO 3 (LSMO)–CeO 2 based epitaxial vertically aligned nanocomposite (VAN) thin films with pure CeO 2 (or LSMO) layers. Such 3D interconnected CeO 2 scaffolds integrate the lateral film strain by the interlayers with the vertical strain in VAN layers, and thus achieve the maximized strain tuning in LSMO. More importantly, by varying the types of the interlayers (i.e., CeO 2 or LSMO) and the number of interlayers from 1 to 3 layers, such 3D framework nanostructures effectively tune the electrical transport properties of LSMO, e.g., from a 3D insulating CeO 2 framework with integrated magnetic tunnel junction structures, to a 3D conducting LSMO framework, where the magnetoresistance (MR) peak values have been tuned systematically to a record high of 66% at 56 K and enhanced MR properties at high temperatures above room temperature (~325 K). This new 3D framed design provides a novel approach in maximizing film strain, enhancing strain-driven functionalities, and manipulating the electrical transport properties effectively.

Authors:
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  1. School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
  2. Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  3. Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1432400
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1477313
Report Number(s):
SAND-2018-10376J
Journal ID: ISSN 2051-6347; MHAOAL
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Materials Horizons
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Materials Horizons Journal Volume: 5 Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2051-6347
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Sun, Xing, Huang, Jijie, Jian, Jie, Fan, Meng, Wang, Han, Li, Qiang, Mac Manus-Driscoll, Judith L., Lu, Ping, Zhang, Xinghang, and Wang, Haiyan. Three-dimensional strain engineering in epitaxial vertically aligned nanocomposite thin films with tunable magnetotransport properties. United Kingdom: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1039/C8MH00216A.
Sun, Xing, Huang, Jijie, Jian, Jie, Fan, Meng, Wang, Han, Li, Qiang, Mac Manus-Driscoll, Judith L., Lu, Ping, Zhang, Xinghang, & Wang, Haiyan. Three-dimensional strain engineering in epitaxial vertically aligned nanocomposite thin films with tunable magnetotransport properties. United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C8MH00216A.
Sun, Xing, Huang, Jijie, Jian, Jie, Fan, Meng, Wang, Han, Li, Qiang, Mac Manus-Driscoll, Judith L., Lu, Ping, Zhang, Xinghang, and Wang, Haiyan. Mon . "Three-dimensional strain engineering in epitaxial vertically aligned nanocomposite thin films with tunable magnetotransport properties". United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C8MH00216A.
@article{osti_1432400,
title = {Three-dimensional strain engineering in epitaxial vertically aligned nanocomposite thin films with tunable magnetotransport properties},
author = {Sun, Xing and Huang, Jijie and Jian, Jie and Fan, Meng and Wang, Han and Li, Qiang and Mac Manus-Driscoll, Judith L. and Lu, Ping and Zhang, Xinghang and Wang, Haiyan},
abstractNote = {Three-dimensional (3D) frameworks have been successfully constructed by interlayering La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 (LSMO)–CeO2 based epitaxial vertically aligned nanocomposite (VAN) thin films with pure CeO2 (or LSMO) layers. Such 3D interconnected CeO2 scaffolds integrate the lateral film strain by the interlayers with the vertical strain in VAN layers, and thus achieve the maximized strain tuning in LSMO. More importantly, by varying the types of the interlayers (i.e., CeO2 or LSMO) and the number of interlayers from 1 to 3 layers, such 3D framework nanostructures effectively tune the electrical transport properties of LSMO, e.g., from a 3D insulating CeO2 framework with integrated magnetic tunnel junction structures, to a 3D conducting LSMO framework, where the magnetoresistance (MR) peak values have been tuned systematically to a record high of 66% at 56 K and enhanced MR properties at high temperatures above room temperature (~325 K). This new 3D framed design provides a novel approach in maximizing film strain, enhancing strain-driven functionalities, and manipulating the electrical transport properties effectively.},
doi = {10.1039/C8MH00216A},
journal = {Materials Horizons},
number = 3,
volume = 5,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2018},
month = {1}
}

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Fig. 1 Fig. 1: Schematic illustration of 2-phase heterogeneous microstructure evolution of the thin films: from vertical aligned nanocomposite (VAN) CO/LO to 3D CeO2 framed thin films C1—C3 and 3D LSMO framed thin films L1—L3. The 3D framed microstructure is achieved by alternative growth of the single phase and the VANS inmore » multilayered fashion. This design combines the lateral strain introduced from multilayered thin film and the vertical strain from interfacial coupling in VANs, creates 3D interconnected CeO2 or LSMO framework microstructures within the thin films, and provides a versatile tool to achieve 3D strain tuning. The unit cells and phase of LSMO are in green, and the unit cells and phase of CeO2 are in red.« less

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