Tuning the electronic effective mass in double-doped SrTiO3

J. Ravichandran, W. Siemons, M.L. Scullin, S. Mukerjee, Mark Huijben, J.E. Moore, A. Majumdar, R. Ramesh

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Abstract

We elucidate the relationship between effective mass and carrier concentration in an oxide semiconductor controlled by a double-doping mechanism. In this model oxide system, Sr1−xLaxTiO3−δ, we can tune the effective mass ranging from 6 to 20me as a function of filling (carrier concentration) and the scattering mechanism, which are dependent on the chosen lanthanum- and oxygen-vacancy concentrations. The effective mass values were calculated from the Boltzmann transport equation using the measured transport properties of thin films of Sr1−xLaxTiO3−δ. We show that the effective mass decreases with carrier concentration in this large-band-gap, low-mobility oxide, and this behavior is contrary to the traditional high-mobility, small-effective-mass semiconductors.
Original languageEnglish
Article number035101
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics
Volume83
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • METIS-280820

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