Optimization of Electronic Domain-Wall Properties by Aliovalent Cation Substitution

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Journal Article


Advanced Electronic Materials, Volume 2, p.1500195 (2016)

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Electronic domain-wall conductance is controlled by chemical aliovalent doping in the p-type semiconductor Er1-xCaxMnO3. Coexisting bound (top panel) and mobile (lower panel) charges at the walls are analyzed using electrostatic force micro­scopy. Emergent doping-related variations are quantified by local transport measurements and explained based on phenomenological theories.