Observation of spin-glass-like behavior in SrRuO3 epitaxial thin films

R. Palai*, H. Huhtinen, J. F. Scott, R. S. Katiyar

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Abstract

We report on the observation of spin-glass-like behavior and strong magnetic anisotropy in extremely smooth (similar to 1-3 A roughness) epitaxial (110) and (010) SrRuO3 thin films. The easy axis of magnetization is always perpendicular to the plane of the film (unidirectional) irrespective of crystallographic orientation. An attempt has been made to understand the nature and origin of spin-glass behavior, which fits well with Heisenberg model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104413
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review. B, Condensed matter and materials physics
Volume79
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

Keywords

  • Heisenberg model
  • magnetic anisotropy
  • magnetic epitaxial layers
  • magnetisation
  • spin glasses
  • strontium compounds
  • ELECTRICAL-PROPERTIES
  • MAGNETIC-ANISOTROPY
  • SINGLE-CRYSTALS
  • DATA-STORAGE
  • MAGNETOTRANSPORT
  • STRAIN
  • FIELD

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