Thickness dependence of dynamic and static magnetic properties of pulsed laser deposited La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 films on SrTiO3(001)
2014 (English)In: Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, ISSN 0304-8853, Vol. 369, 197-204 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We present a comprehensive study of the thickness dependence of static and magneto-dynamic magnetic properties of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3. Epitaxial pulsed laser deposited La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 (001) thin films in the range from 3 unit cell (uc) to 40 uc (1.2-16 nm) have been investigated through ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) spectroscopy and SQUID magnetometry at variable temperature. Magnetodynamically, three different thickness, d, regimes are identified: 20 uc less than or similar to d uc where the system is bulk like, a transition region 8 uc < d less than or similar to 20 uc where the FMR linewidth and the position depend on thickness and d=6 uc which displays significantly altered magnetodynamic properties, while still displaying bulk magnetization. Magnetization and FMR measurements are consistent with a nonmagnetic volume corresponding to similar to 4 uc. We observe a reduction of Curie temperature (T-c) with decreasing thickness, which is coherent with a mean field model description. The reduced ordering temperature also accounts for the thickness dependence of the magnetic anisotropy constants and resonance fields. The clamping of the system is strongly thickness dependent, and is for thin films dominated by thickness dependent anisotropies, yielding both a strong two-magnon scattering close to T-c and a low temperature broadening. For the bulk like samples a large part of the broadening can be linked to spread in magnetic anisotropies attributed to crystal imperfections/domain boundaries of the bulk like film.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 369, 197-204 p.
Thin film magnetism, LSMO, Ferromagnetic resonance, Line-widths
Condensed Matter Physics Engineering and Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Solid State Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-230910DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2014.06.038ISI: 000340050500032OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-230910DiVA: diva2:743879