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Origin and distribution of charge carriers in LaAlO3-SrTiO3 oxide heterostructures in the high carrier density limit

Mukherjee, Sumanta and Pal, Banabir and Choudhury, Debraj and Sarkar, Indranil and Drube, Wolfgang and Gorgoi, Mihaela and Karis, Olof and Takagi, H and Matsuno, Jobu and Sarma, DD (2016) Origin and distribution of charge carriers in LaAlO3-SrTiO3 oxide heterostructures in the high carrier density limit. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 93 (24).

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Abstract

Using hard x-ray photoelectron spectroscopywith variable photon energy (2-8 keV), we address the distribution of charge carriers in the prototypical LaAlO3 (LAO) and SrTiO3 (STO) oxide heterostructures with high carrier densities (10(17) cm(-2)). Our results demonstrate the presence of two distinct charge distributions in this system: one tied to the interface with a similar to 1-nm width and similar to 2-5 x 10(14)-cm(-2) carrier concentration, while the other appears distributed nearly homogeneously through the bulk of STO corresponding to a much larger carrier contribution. Our results also establish bimodal oxygen vacancies, namely on top of LAO and throughout STO, quantitatively establishing these as the origin of the observed bimodal depth distribution of charge carriers in these highly doped sample.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the AMER PHYSICAL SOC, ONE PHYSICS ELLIPSE, COLLEGE PK, MD 20740-3844 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
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Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 06:28
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2016 06:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/54131

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