Distinct oxygen hole doping in different layers of Sr 2CuO 4-δ/La 2CuO 4 superlattices

S. Smadici, J. C.T. Lee, A. Rusydi, G. Logvenov, I. Bozovic, P. Abbamonte

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X-ray absorption in Sr 2CuO 4-δ/La 2CuO 4 (SCO/LCO) superlattices shows a variable occupation with doping of a hole state different from holes doped for x x optimal in bulk La 2-xSr xCuO 4 and suggests that this hole state is on apical oxygen atoms and polarized in the a-b plane. Considering the surface reflectivity gives a good qualitative description of the line shapes of resonant soft x-ray scattering. The interference between superlattice and surface reflections was used to distinguish between scatterers in the SCO and the LCO layers, with the two hole states maximized in different layers of the superlattice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number094519
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - Mar 28 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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