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Atomically resolved scanning tunneling microscopy on perovskite manganite single crystals

Roessler, Sahana and Padmanabhan, B and Elizabeth, Suja and Bhat, HL and Steglich, F and Wirth, S (2010) Atomically resolved scanning tunneling microscopy on perovskite manganite single crystals. In: Applied Physics Letters, 96 (20).

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Abstract

Atomically resolved scanning tunneling microscopy was conducted on cleaved single crystals of the cubic perovskite Pr0.68Pb0.32MnO3.Several different surface configurations could be resolved including a frequent square arrangement with atomic distances in excellent agreement to the bulk lattice constant of the cubic structure. We also observed stripe formation and a surface reconstruction. The latter is likely related to a polar rare earth-oxygen terminated surface. (C) 2010 American Institute of Physics.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Institute of Physics.
Keywords: lattice constants;lead compounds;praseodymium compounds; scanning tunnelling microscopy;surface reconstruction
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2010 07:25
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:08
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/28371

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