Effect of ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic interfaces on the magnetic properties of La 2/3Sr 1/3MnO 3Pr 2/3Ca 1/3MnO 3 superlattices

D. Niebieskikwiat, L. E. Hueso, M. B. Salamon, N. D. Mathur

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The magnetic properties of a series of ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic (FM/AFM) superlattices are studied. The multilayers are composed of five La23 Sr13 Mn O3 Pr23 Ca13 Mn O3 (LSMO/PCMO) bilayers, grown by pulsed laser deposition using SrTi O3 as the substrate. The evolution of the magnetic moment with the AFM PCMO layer thickness (0≤ tA ≤7.6 nm) is analyzed and is found to be strongly affected by the strain fields introduced by the FM/AFM interfaces. The effect on the LSMO is the appearance of a magnetic dead layer of ∼1.5 nm, close to the interface with the PCMO. On the contrary, the magnetic moment of PCMO is remarkably enhanced for thicknesses tA around 3.5 nm, where nanometric FM droplets would find the optimal strain conditions to be accommodated within the AFM PCMO spacer. The implications of these findings on the magnetoresistance response are discussed.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo08C903
PublicaciónJournal of Applied Physics
Volumen99
N.º8
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2006
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