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Observation of transient superconductivity at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface

Daptary, Gopi Nath and Kumar, Shelender and Bid, Aveek and Kumar, Pramod and Dogra, Anjana and Budhani, RC and Kumar, Dushyant and Mohanta, N and Taraphder, A (2017) Observation of transient superconductivity at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 95 (17).

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We report the observation of a magnetic-field-assisted transient superconducting state in the two-dimensional electron gas existing at the interface of LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterostructures. This metastable state depends critically on the density of charge carriers in the system. It appears concomitantly with a Lifshitz transition as a consequence of the interplay between ferromagnetism and superconductivity and the finite relaxation time of the in-plane magnetization. Our results clearly demonstrate the inherently metastable nature of the superconducting state competing with a magnetic order in these systems. The coexistence of superconductivity and ferromagnetism in the conducting electronic layer formed at the interface of insulating oxides has thrown up several intriguing and as yet unanswered questions. An open question in this field is the energetics of the interplay between these two competing orders and the present observation goes a long way in understanding the underlying mechanism.

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 Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2017 09:39
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2019 05:24
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/57102

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