The Structural and Morphology of (La0.7Sr0.3)MnO3 Thin Films Prepared by Pulsed Laser Deposition
(La0.7Sr0.3)MnO3 (LSMO) thin films were prepared on Si (100) substrate by pulsed laser deposition (PLD). Both structure and surface morphology of the films were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). Furthermore, the chemical states and chemical composition of the films were determined by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) near the surface. The results indicate that the films grown on Si (100) substrates have a single pseudo cubic perovskite phase structure with a high (100) orientation. The XPS results show that La, Sr and Mn exist mainly in the forms of perovskite structure and a SrO layer was found on outermost surface.
Jinglong Bu, Zhengyi Jiang and Sihai Jiao
W. Rao and J. Yu, "The Structural and Morphology of (La0.7Sr0.3)MnO3 Thin Films Prepared by Pulsed Laser Deposition", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 150-151, pp. 908-911, 2011