We investigate the suitability of an epitaxial CaTiO3 buffer layer deposited onto (100) Si by reactive molecular-beam epitaxy (MBE) for the epitaxial integration of the colossal magnetoresistive material La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 with silicon. The magnetic and electrical properties of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 films deposited by MBE on CaTiO3-buffered silicon (CaTiO3/Si) are compared with those deposited on SrTiO3-buffered silicon (SrTiO3/Si). In addition to possessing a higher Curie temperature and a higher metal-to-insulator transition temperature, the electrical resistivity and 1/f noise level at 300 K are reduced by a factor of two in the heterostructure with the CaTiO3 buffer layer. These results are relevant to device applications of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 thin films on silicon substrates.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)