Ordered array of nanoscale Ru crystals in the SrRuO3buffer layer in an SrTiO3/SrRuO3bilayer film on SrTiO3substrate

Y. L. Qin, C. L. Jia, K. Urban, Jianhua Hao, X. X. Xi

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A highly ordered grating pattern is observed in the SrRuO3buffer layer in an SrTiO3/SrRuO3bilayer system on (0 0 1) SrTiO3substrate. By means of high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, the grating lines are found to consist of lattice defects and nanoscale precipitate particles. The particles are identified as pure ruthenium crystals. Correspondingly, Sr-rich Ruddlesden-Popper planar defects occur in the nearby area. This unusual film growth phenomenon may provide a novel way to fabricate ordered structures in oxide films for potential applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-284
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • A1. High resolution transmission electron microscopy
  • A1. Nanostructures
  • A1. Ruddlesden-Popper planar defect
  • B1. Perovskites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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