Ion implantation induced enhancement of magnetoresistance in La0.67Ca0.33MnO3

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Journal Article


Applied Physics Letters, American Institute of Physics Inc., Volume 69, Number 20, p.3089-3091 (1996)


Thin films of colossal magnetoresistance (MR) material, La0.67Ca0.33MnO3, were implanted with different doses (1011-1015 ions/cm2) of 200 keV Ar+ ions. The implanted samples were examined by ion channeling and x-ray diffraction techniques. The channeling results clearly showed that the magnitude of the induced lattice disorder did not increase greatly for implantation doses up to 5×1013 ions/cm2. In this low dose implantation regime, the magnetoresistance MR=[R(0)-R(H)]/R(0) increased by 50%, the peak resistivity went up by two orders of magnitude, and the magnetoresistivity peak temperature decreased by 130 K compared to the original, unimplanted sample. For doses ≥5×1013 ions/cm2, the damage was significant and caused the sample to become semiconducting. © 1996 American Institute of Physics.


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