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Title: Research Update: Interface-engineered oxygen octahedral tilts in perovskite oxide heterostructures

Interface engineering of structural distortions is a key for exploring the functional properties of oxide heterostructures and superlattices. In this paper, we report on our comprehensive investigations of oxygen octahedral distortions at the heterointerface between perovskite oxides SrRuO{sub 3} and BaTiO{sub 3} on GdScO{sub 3} substrates and of the influences of the interfacially engineered distortions on the magneto-transport properties of the SrRuO{sub 3} layer. Our state-of-the-art annular bright-field imaging in aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy revealed that the RuO{sub 6} octahedral distortions in the SrRuO{sub 3} layer have strong dependence on the stacking order of the SrRuO{sub 3} and BaTiO{sub 3} layers on the substrate. This can be attributed to the difference in the interfacial octahedral connections. We also found that the stacking order of the oxide layers has a strong impact on the magneto-transport properties, allowing for control of the magnetic anisotropy of the SrRuO{sub 3} layer through interface engineering. Our results demonstrate the significance of the interface engineering of the octahedral distortions on the structural and physical properties of perovskite oxides.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 (Japan)
  2. (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22415288
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: APL materials; Journal Volume: 3; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2015 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ANISOTROPY; BARIUM COMPOUNDS; CUBIC LATTICES; GADOLINIUM COMPOUNDS; INTERFACES; LAYERS; PEROVSKITE; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; RUTHENIUM OXIDES; SCANDIUM OXIDES; STRONTIUM COMPOUNDS; SUBSTRATES; SUPERLATTICES; TITANATES; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY