The cubic to tetragonal phase transition in SrTiO3 single crystals near its surface under internal and external strains

Loetzsch, R.; Lübcke, A.; Uschmann, I.; Förster, E.; Große, V.; Thuerk, M.; Koettig, T.; Schmidl, F.; Seidel, P.
February 2010
Applied Physics Letters;2/15/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 7, p071901
Academic Journal
The displacive phase transition in SrTiO3 was investigated by means of x-ray diffraction. We used 4.5 keV photons thus probing only a very thin region near the surface. In the low temperature phase the lattice parameters evolve substantially different than in bulk material. We also investigated the phase transition under the influence of an epitaxial coating with YBaCu2O7 and found the nature of the phase transition changed. The near-surface region behaves like an epitaxial thin SrTiO3 film.


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