Strain-induced local distortions and orbital ordering in Nd0.5Sr0.5MnO3 manganite films

Q. Qian, T. A. Tyson, C. C. Kao, W. Prellier, J. Bai, A. Biswas, R. L. Greene

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We have performed a detailed study of the long-range and local structure of Nd0.5Sr0.5MnO3 films of varying thicknesses. The detailed nature of the in-plane and out-of-plane d spacings as a function of film thickness was determined. Comparisons between the local structure about Mn and the long-range structure were made. We found that Mn coordination asymmetry exists in thin films and that it is related to orbital ordering. The results yield a confirmation of models of manganite systems, which suggests that biaxial strain enhances electron localization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number224424
Pages (from-to)2244241-2244244
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number22
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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