Samal, D and Venkateswarlu, D and Kumar, PSA (2010) Influence of finite size effect on magnetic and magnetotransport properties of La0.5Sr0.5CoO3 thin films. In: Solid State Communications, 150 (13-14). pp. 576-580.
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We present a comprehensive study of the thickness dependent structural, magnetic and magnetotransport properties of oriented La0.5Sr0.5CoO3 thin films grown on LaAlO3 by Pulsed Laser Deposition. We observe that these films undergo a reduction in Curie temperature (T-c) with a decrease in film thickness, and it is found to be primarily caused by the finite size effect since the finite scaling law [T-c(infinity) T-c(t)/T-c(infinity) = (c/t)lambda holds good over the studied thickness range. We rule out the contribution from the strain induced suppression of Curie temperature with decreasing film thickness since all the films exhibit a constant out of plane tensile strain (0.5%) irrespective of their varying thickness. However, we observe that the coercivity of the films is an order of magnitude higher than that of the bulk due to the tensile strain. In addition, we also observe an increase in the magneto resistance peak and a decrease in coercivity and electrical resistivity with an increase in film thickness. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics|
|Date Deposited:||15 Jul 2010 09:55|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 06:10|
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