Effect of preparation on the growth mode and structure in Laser MBE grown multilayer of SrTiO3and YBa2Cu3Qy

Zhenping Wu, Jin Long Li, Jianhua Hao

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Multilayer of SrTiO3(STO)-YBa2Cu3O7-δ(YBCO) was fabricated by laser molecular beam epitaxy (LMBE). The properties of multilayer in terms of growth modes, strain and interface structures were characterized by the in situ reflective high energy electron diffraction (RHEED) pattern, and ex situ measurements, such as atomic force microscope (AFM). By controlling growth and processing conditions, we observed a change of different growth modes of thin films. Furthermore, we also demonstrate a strong dependence of growth modes in YBCO films on the growth fashion of STO films, which could be explained in terms of the stress effect at the interface. The dependence of interface stress on thickness and growth condition was determined with AFM. These results provide an understanding and manipulating growth mechanism of the films.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials VI
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
EventPhysical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials VI - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 26 Aug 200728 Aug 2007


ConferencePhysical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials VI
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Growth mode
  • Interface
  • Strain
  • Titanate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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