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Title: Emergent behavior of LaNiO3 in short-periodic nickelate superlattices

Abstract

Heterostructure engineering provides an efficient way to obtain several emergent phases of LaNiO3, as demonstrated in recent works. In this work, a new class of short periodic superlattices, consisting of LaNiO3 and EuNiO3 have been grown by pulsed laser interval deposition to investigate the effect of structural symmetry mismatch on the electronic and magnetic behaviors. Using synchrotron based soft and hard x-ray resonant scattering experiments, we have found that these heterostructures undergo simultaneous electronic and magnetic transitions. Most importantly, LaNiO3 within these artificial structures exhibits a new antiferromagnetic, charge ordered insulating phase, which may be a potential candidate to achieve high temperature superconductivity.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [1];  [3]; ORCiD logo [4];  [5];  [5]; ORCiD logo [1];  [3]
  1. Indian Inst. of Science, Bengaluru (India)
  2. Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK (United States)
  3. Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ (United States)
  4. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Advanced Light Source (ALS)
  5. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES). Scientific User Facilities Division; Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF); DST Nano Mission, India; Infosys Foundation, Bangalore
OSTI Identifier:
1775375
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1616034
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; AC02-05CH11231; DST/NM/NS/2018/246; ECR/2018/001512; GBMF4534.
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
APL Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2166-532X
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; nickelate; charge order; magnetism; superlattice; thin film

Citation Formats

Patel, Ranjan Kumar, Meyers, D., Liu, Xiaoran, Mandal, Prithwijit, Kareev, M., Shafer, P., Kim, J. -W., Ryan, P. J., Middey, S., and Chakhalian, J. Emergent behavior of LaNiO3 in short-periodic nickelate superlattices. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0004530.
Patel, Ranjan Kumar, Meyers, D., Liu, Xiaoran, Mandal, Prithwijit, Kareev, M., Shafer, P., Kim, J. -W., Ryan, P. J., Middey, S., & Chakhalian, J. Emergent behavior of LaNiO3 in short-periodic nickelate superlattices. United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0004530
Patel, Ranjan Kumar, Meyers, D., Liu, Xiaoran, Mandal, Prithwijit, Kareev, M., Shafer, P., Kim, J. -W., Ryan, P. J., Middey, S., and Chakhalian, J. Fri . "Emergent behavior of LaNiO3 in short-periodic nickelate superlattices". United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0004530. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1775375.
@article{osti_1775375,
title = {Emergent behavior of LaNiO3 in short-periodic nickelate superlattices},
author = {Patel, Ranjan Kumar and Meyers, D. and Liu, Xiaoran and Mandal, Prithwijit and Kareev, M. and Shafer, P. and Kim, J. -W. and Ryan, P. J. and Middey, S. and Chakhalian, J.},
abstractNote = {Heterostructure engineering provides an efficient way to obtain several emergent phases of LaNiO3, as demonstrated in recent works. In this work, a new class of short periodic superlattices, consisting of LaNiO3 and EuNiO3 have been grown by pulsed laser interval deposition to investigate the effect of structural symmetry mismatch on the electronic and magnetic behaviors. Using synchrotron based soft and hard x-ray resonant scattering experiments, we have found that these heterostructures undergo simultaneous electronic and magnetic transitions. Most importantly, LaNiO3 within these artificial structures exhibits a new antiferromagnetic, charge ordered insulating phase, which may be a potential candidate to achieve high temperature superconductivity.},
doi = {10.1063/5.0004530},
journal = {APL Materials},
number = 4,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {4}
}

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