TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Loetzsch, R.; Lübcke, A.; Uschmann, I.; Förster, E.; Große, V.; Thuerk, M.; Koettig, T.; Schmidl, F.; Seidel, P.
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;2/15/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 7, p071901
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
48199559

 

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