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Observation of Spin Polarisation in a Diluted System: Co-doped La_0.5Sr_0.5TiO_3 Magnetic Oxide


Herranz, Gervasi; Ranchal, Rocio; Tafra, Emil; Basletić, Mario; Bouzehouane, Karim; Bibes, Manuel; Guyard, S.; Hamzić, Amir; Pascanut, C.; Berthet, P. et al.
Observation of Spin Polarisation in a Diluted System: Co-doped La_0.5Sr_0.5TiO_3 Magnetic Oxide // Abstracts of the 50th Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM) Conference
San José, 2005. (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Observation of Spin Polarisation in a Diluted System: Co-doped La_0.5Sr_0.5TiO_3 Magnetic Oxide

Autori
Herranz, Gervasi ; Ranchal, Rocio ; Tafra, Emil ; Basletić, Mario ; Bouzehouane, Karim ; Bibes, Manuel ; Guyard, S. ; Hamzić, Amir ; Pascanut, C. ; Berthet, P. ; Dragoe, N. ; Jacquet, E. ; Maurice, Jean-Luc ; Barthélémy, Agnes ; Contour, Jean-Pierre ; Fert, Albert.

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
Abstracts of the 50th Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM) Conference / - San José, 2005

Skup
Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference (50 ; 2005)

Mjesto i datum
San José, SAD, 30.10. - 03.11.2005

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Spintronics; spin polarization; magnetic oxides; tunnel magnetoresistance

Sažetak
Spintronics applications require the use of highly spin-polarized current sources. With this purpose in mind, half-metallic ferromagnets, such as various magnetic oxides, have been integrated in devices showing high magnetoresistance values. However, their Curie temperatures are too close to room temperature for technological applications. New approaches to achieve high spin-polarized sources at high temperatures involve doping host materials with magnetic ions, as in diluted magnetic semiconductors (DMS). We have followed this approach by doping metallic non-magnetic La_0.5Sr_0.5TiO_3 with Co (LSTO(Co)) in the range up to 3 %. The samples were grown by pulsed laser deposition with a frequency-tripled Nd:YAG laser (355 nm) on SrTiO_3 (STO) (001) and LaAlO_3 (LAO) (001) substrates. X-ray diffraction structural characterization shows that films are epitaxial and without parasitic phases. No Co-clusters are observed neither by means of high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) or Auger spectroscopy. The dependence of the resistivity and the magnetization on growth parameters such as oxygen growth pressure, film thickness and Co-content has been carefully analyzed. The main result is the determination of a spin polarization in a diluted magnetic system. LSTO(Co 1.5%)/STO/Co and LSTO(Co 1.5%)/LAO/Co junctions have been fabricated either by optical lithography or by real-time resistance-controlled nanoindentation with a conductive AFM tip. Tunnel magnetoresistance (TMR) values up to 20% are measured at low temperature. This implies a spin polarization of at least 50 % calculated from the highest TMR value. The analysis of the temperature dependence of the TMR reveals a fast decrease with temperature and the TMR becomes vanishingly small at T > 200 K. The origin of this TMR suppression and he bias dependence will be discussed. The present work represents an important step towards the understanding and application of the DMS approach to spintronic devices using complex oxide materials.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Fizika



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Projekt / tema
0119251

Ustanove
Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb