Structure and chemistry of manganite based tunnel junctions

D. Ozkaya*, A. K. Petford-Long, Moon Ho Jo, M. G. Blamire

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Abstract

Half-metallic manganite (La0.7Ca0.3MnO3) based spin tunnel junctions with two barrier layers (NdGaO3 and La0.45Ca0.55MnO3) have been investigated structurally as well as chemically using high spatial resolution electron microscopy techniques. Both junctions were grown on a NdGaO3 substrate, which has better lattice match compared to a more traditional substrate such as strontium titanate (SrTiO3). Devices with a NdGaO3 barrier showed tunnel magnetoresistance (TMR) values up to 85% at 77 K, whereas the devices with a La0.45Ca0.55MnO3 barrier layer showed only 18% TMR at 77 K. The electron microscopy data show much clearer, sharper interfaces, structurally as well as chemically, for NdGaO3 than for the La0.45Ca0.55MnO3 barrier layer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6757-6759
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume89
Issue number11 II
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2001
Event8th Joint Magnetism and Magnetic Materials-Intermag Conference - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2001Jan 11 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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