Properties of single RuO2 layer embedded in SrTiO3

T. Harada, C. R. Hughes, R. Ashoori, A.V. Boris, H. Hilgenkamp, M. E. Holtz, L. Li, J. Mannhart, D. A. Muller, D.G. Schlom, A. Soukiassian, X. Wang, H. Boschker

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Abstract

A two-dimensional ferromagnet is an interesting system both for basic understanding of magnetism and for spintronic applications. However, making such a system is not easy as ferromagnetism becomes more and more unstable with reducing the thickness of a ferromagnet. For example, in oxide systems such as SrRuO3, La1-xSrxMnO3, etc, ferromagnetism is lost around the thickness of a few unit cells [1, 2]. Recent theoretical studies have shown that a single SrRuO3 layer can exhibit half-metallicity when it is sandwiched between SrTiO3 lattices [3, 4]. The conduction electrons are predicted to exist only in RuO2 layers, which means that the system is a two-dimensional half-metal. In this work, in order to demonstrate the theoretical prediction, we have fabricated high-quality SrRuO3/SrTiO3 superlattices using molecular beam epitaxy. Magnetic and transport measurements show a clear signature of ferromagnetism and conductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Magnetics Conference, INTERMAG 2015
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781479973224
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2015
EventIEEE International Magnetics Conference, INTERMAG 2015 - Beijing, China
Duration: 11 May 201515 May 2015

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Magnetics Conference, INTERMAG 2015
Abbreviated titleINTERMAG 2015
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period11/05/1515/05/15

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