Magnetic field tuned superconductor-to-insulator transition at the LaAlO3/ SrTiO3interface

M. M. Mehta*, D. A. Dikin, C. W. Bark, S. Ryu, C. M. Folkman, C. B. Eom, V. Chandrasekhar

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We present a study of the magnetic field tuned superconductor-to-insulator transition (SIT) in the electron gas that forms at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3interface. We find that the magnetic field induces a transition into a weakly insulating state, as is observed for the electrostatically tuned SIT at this interface. Finite size scaling of the magnetoresistance yields the critical exponent product zν≃7/3, indicating that the transition is governed by quantum percolation effects. While such critical exponents have been reported previously for high resistance films, they have not been reported for a low resistance system like ours, with a maximum sheet resistance of ≈1.5 kΩ, much less than the quantum of resistance RQ≡h/4e2=6.45 kΩ.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100506
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number10
StatePublished - Sep 22 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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