MRS Proceedings


The Effects of Strain on The Magnetic Anisotropy of Doped Manganite Thin Films

1997 MRS Spring Meeting.

Y. Suzukia1, C. Tsaia1, H. Y. Hwanga2, S-W. Cheonga2 and R. B. Van Dovera2

a1 Dcpt. Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853

a2 Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, 600 Mountain Ave., Murray Hill, NJ 07974


We show the importance of the role of strain in doped manganite perovskite materials by revealing the dominance of stress anisotropy effects over magnetocrystalline anisotropy effects in the magnetic anisotropy of these films. In order to measure magnetic anisotropy in the plane of the films, remnant magnetization was measured as a function of in-plane angle. The (110) La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 films reveal a twofold symmetry while the (100) films have fourfold symmetry. Temperature dependence of the magnetic anisotropy of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 films reveals decreasing anisotropy as the Curie temperature is approached.

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