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Metal-insulator transition at a depleted LaAlO3/SrTiO 3 interface: Evidence for charge transfer induced by SrTiO 3 phase transitions
W.M. Lü, X. Wang, Z.Q. Liu, , A. Annadi, K. Gopinadhan, R. Barman A, H.B. Su, T. Venkatesan, Ariando
Published in American Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume: 99
Issue: 17
Two anomalous bias dependent resistive peaks induced by the SrTiO 3 structural phase transitions at 55 and 110 K were observed in a LaAlO3/SrTiO3 and Nb:SrTiO3 rectifying junction when the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 was depleted under reverse bias. At these transition temperatures, the barrier between LaAlO3/ SrTiO3 and Nb:SrTiO3 showed abrupt changes in the tunneling energy under forward bias. The peak at 110 K was an insulator-metal phase transition while the peak at 55 K was a metal-insulator one. We propose that the phase transitions of the SrTiO3 substrate influence the charge transfer to the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 layer, giving rise to these anomalous resistive peaks. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.
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