Competing strain relaxation mechanisms in epitaxially grown Pr0.48Ca0.52MnO3 on SrTiO3

Herpers, A. and O'Shea, K. J. and MacLaren, D. A. and Noyong, M. and Rosgen, B. and Simon, U. and Dittmann, R. (2015) Competing strain relaxation mechanisms in epitaxially grown Pr0.48Ca0.52MnO3 on SrTiO3. [Data Collection]

Original publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4900817

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We investigated the impact of strain relaxation on the current transport of Pr0.48Ca0.52MnO3(PCMO) thin films grown epitaxially on SrTiO3 single crystals by pulsed laser deposition. The incorporation of misfit dislocations and the formation of cracks are identified as competing mechanisms for the relaxation of the biaxial tensile strain. Crack formation leads to a higher crystal quality within the domains but the cracks disable the macroscopic charge transportthrough the PCMO layer. Progressive strain relaxation by the incorporation of misfit dislocations,on the other hand, results in a significant decrease of the activation energy for polaron hoppingwith increasing film thickness.

College / School: College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 13:01
Enlighten Publications URL: http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/98979/
Retention date: 6 August 2025
Funder's Name: Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
URI: http://researchdata.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/208

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Herpers, A. and O'Shea, K. J. and MacLaren, D. A. and Noyong, M. and Rosgen, B. and Simon, U. and Dittmann, R. (2015); Competing strain relaxation mechanisms in epitaxially grown Pr0.48Ca0.52MnO3 on SrTiO3

University of Glasgow

10.5525/gla.researchdata.208

Retrieved: 2017-09-22

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