SrTiO3 termination control: a method to tailor the oxygen exchange kinetics

Felix V.E. Hensling*, Christoph Baeumer, Marc André Rose, Felix Gunkel, Regina Dittmann

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We provide insights into the influence of surface termination on the oxygen vacancy incorporation for the perovskite model material SrTiO3 during annealing in reducing gas environments. We present a novel approach to tailor the oxygen vacancy formation by controlling the termination. We prove that a SrO-termination can inhibit the incorporation of oxygen vacancies across the (100)-surface and apply this to control their incorporation during thin film growth. Utilizing the conducting interface between LaAlO3 and SrTiO3, we could tailor the oxygen-vacancy based conductivity contribution by the level of SrO termination at the interface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-40
Number of pages10
JournalMaterials Research Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • 2DEGs
  • defect chemistry
  • oxide interfaces
  • substrate termination
  • Surface kinetics


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